Professor of Economics and Sarin Chair in Leadership and Strategy, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., economics, Harvard University; M.Sc., economics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Summary of Experience
Professor Tadelis specializes in the economics of incentives, industrial organization and microeconomics, and the economics of the Internet. His research investigates how firms and contractual agreements facilitate the creation of value, focusing on firm reputation as a valuable, tradable asset; the effects of contract design and organizational form on firm behavior with applications to outsourcing and privatization; public and private sector procurement and award mechanisms; and the determinants of trust. He also has experience in the economics of institutions, economic analysis for business decisions, contract theory, and strategic sourcing and pricing. Outside of academia, Professor Tadelis served as a senior director and distinguished economist with eBay's research labs, where he hired and led a team of research economists focused on the economics of e-commerce, with particular attention to creating better matches of buyers and sellers, reducing market frictions by increasing trust and safety in the online marketplace, understanding the underlying value of different advertising and marketing strategies, and exploring the market benefits of different pricing structures. He continues to consult for eBay and other e-commerce companies regularly. He is the author of two books on game theory and microeconomic theory, and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; American Economic Review; California Management Review; and International Journal of Industrial Organization. Professor Tadelis is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in the UK.