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Maher Said

Maher Said

Joined Stern 2014

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-91
New York, NY 10012

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Maher Said is an Associate Professor of Economics at New York University Stern School of Business.

Professor Said is an applied microeconomic theorist working at the intersection of game theory and industrial organization, with a primary focus on information economics and dynamic mechanism design. His research studies the optimal design of contracts and market mechanisms in the presence of information asymmetries, most recently focusing on the evaluation of forecasters, financial analysts, and other experts. Professor Said has published his research in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Economic Theory, among other journals.

Professor Said teaches the core course “Firms and Markets” in Stern’s full-time MBA program. His teaching has been recognized by the 2019 Stern Distinguished Teaching Award, and he was named to the Poets&Quants 2020 “Best 40 Under 40” list.

Before joining NYU Stern in 2014, 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. He earned 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

Technology, Operations & Statistics

  • Electronic Markets
  • Information Economics