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Maher Said

Maher Said

Joined Stern 2014

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-73
New York, NY 10012

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Maher Said joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Economics in July 2014.

Professor Said is a microeconomic theorist working at the intersection of game theory and industrial organization, where his primary focus is on dynamic mechanism design and dynamic auctions. His research explores the optimal design of auctions, contracts and markets in the presence of persistent informational asymmetries. His recent work examines the interaction between long-term contracts and spot markets, and the resulting implications for the timing, efficiency and profitability of markets. Professor Said has published his research in the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Economic Theory, among other journals.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Said worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, and earlier as a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England.

Professor Said received his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from New York University and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.

Research Interests

  • Intersection of game theory and industrial organization
  • Dynamic mechanism design
  • Dynamic auctions

Academic Background

B.A., Economics and Mathematics
New York University

Ph.D., Economics
Yale University

Areas of Expertise


  • Auctions
  • Game Theory
  • Industrial Organization
  • Internet Economics
  • Microeconomics

Information, Operations & Management Sciences

  • Electronic Markets
  • Information Economics