Universität Bonn

Department of Economics

Prof. Dr. Benny Moldovanu

Benny Moldovanu
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Prof. Dr. Benny Moldovanu

Lennéstr. 37

53113 Bonn

+49 228 73-6395

Office hours

By appointment. Please send an email.

Teaching winter term 2022/23

Mechanism Design & Social Choice:
Prof. Benny Moldovanu / Mengxi Zhang
Monday 10-12am, HS F
Thursday 12-2pm, HS K

Topics in MT:
Prof. Benny Moldovanu
Tuesday 10-12am, SR 0.017

Degree thesis

Please inquire by email, attaching your transcript and CV.

Administrative assistant

Mirjam Beyer

Lennéstr. 37

53113 Bonn

+49 228 73-9242

Members of the chair


New Papers

Voting with Interdependent Values and the Condorcet Winner, (joint with Alex Gershkov, Andreas Kleiner and Xianwen Shi)

Order Independence in Sequential, Issue-by-Issue Voting, (joint with Alex Gershkov and Xianwen Shi).

Optimal Insurance: Dual Utility, Random Losses and Adverse Selection, (joint with Alex Gershkov, Phillip Strack and Mengxi Zhang).

New Video

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  • Optimal Voting Rules25, Review of Economic Studies, Volume 84, Issue 2, September 2017, 688-717 (joint with Alex Gershkov and Xianwen Shi).
  • Contests for Status44, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 115, 2007, 338-363 (joint with Aner Sela and Xianwen Shi).
  • Mixed Bundling Auctions45, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 134, 2007, 494-512 (joint with Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn and Philippe Jehiel) .
  • Contest Architecture49, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 126, No. 1, January 2006, 70-97 (with Aner Sela).
  • An Analysis of the European 3G Licensing Process, Auctioning Public Assets Analysis and Alternatives, M. Janssen ed., Cambridge University Press, 2004 (with E. Maasland).
  • Matching Markets, Auctioning Public Assets Analysis and Alternatives, M. Janssen ed., Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • The Optimal Allocation of Prizes in Contests63, American Economic Review, Vol 91, Issue 3, June 2001, 542-558 (with Aner Sela).
    Reprinted in: 40 Years of Research on Rent Seeking 1. Theory of Rent Seeking, Roger Congleton, Airye L. Hillman, Kai A. Konrad, Springer 2008.
  • Are Stable Demand Vectors in the Core of Two-Sided Markets? Some Graph-Theoretical Considerations, in Essays in Honor of Reinhard Selten, Springer Verlag, 1996.
  • Strategic Non-Participation70, RAND Journal of Economics, Volume 27, Issue 1, 1996, 84-98, reprinted in The Economic Theory of Auctions, Paul Klemperer(ed), Edward Elgar 1999 (with Philippe Jehiel).
  • Consistent Demands for Coalition Formation, in Essays in Game Theory in Honor of Michael Maschler, Nimrod Megiddo ed., Spinger Verlag, Heidelberg, 1994 (with Eyal Winter).

Discussion papers and press articles

Discussion papers

Press articles

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