Ilan Lobel

Ilan Lobel

Joined Stern 2010

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 8-71
New York, NY 10012

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Ilan Lobel is a Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics and the Robert L. & Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University's Stern School of Business.

His research focuses on issues related to operations and new technologies, including issues such as pricing, learning and contract design in dynamic and networked markets. His work has been recognized by the 2018 MSOM Young Scholar Prize and the 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize. He currently serves as an associate editor for Management Science and Operations Research and as a senior editor for Production and Operations Management.

Professor Lobel has taught classes on decision modeling and analytics in a variety of different programs at Stern, including the undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, MSBA, and EMBA programs. His teaching has been recognized by the 2018 Stern Distinguished Teaching Award, and by the 2017 Poets & Quants Top 40 MBA Professors Under 40 list.

He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT in 2009. Before joining NYU Stern, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Microsoft Research New England Lab.

Research Interests

  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Online Markets
  • Social Networks

Courses Taught

  • Decision Models & Analytics

Academic Background

Ph.D., Operations Research, 2009
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, 2004
Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Selected Publications

O. Besbes and I. Lobel (2015)
Intertemporal Price Discrimination: Structure and Computation of Optimal Policies
Management Science, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 92-110, 2015

S. Kakade, I. Lobel and H. Nazerzadeh (2013)
Optimal Dynamic Mechanism Design and the Virtual Pivot Mechanism
Operations Research, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 837-854

D. Acemoglu, M. Dahleh, I. Lobel and A. Ozdaglar (2011)
Bayesian Learning in Social Networks
Review of Economic Studies, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 1201-1236

Areas of Expertise


  • Auctions
  • Game Theory


  • Internet & Computers

Technology, Operations & Statistics

  • E-commerce
  • Operations Management
  • Social Media