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Professor Jacob Goeree

BS (Theoretical Physics, Cum Laude), PhD (Theoretical Physics) (Utrecht); BA, PhD (Economics, Cum Laude) (Amsterdam); FASSA


Elected: 2018

Discipline: Economics

Specialisation: Market design, game theory, experimental economics


Jacob Goeree, Scientia Professor and Director of the AGORA Centre for Market Design, is a world-leading experimenter, theorist and market designer.

He has published in top general interest journals in economics, computer science and political science, including Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and American Political Science Review, as well as in Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.  He has also produced two highly-praised books: Quantal Response Equilibrium (with Holt and Palfrey), published by Princeton University Press (2016) and the Handbook of Spectrum Auction Design (co-edited with Bichler), published by Cambridge University Press (2017).

Jacob Goeree’s research has influenced the design of major spectrum auctions worldwide. More recently, he received the EURO Prize for the design of a combinatorial exchange to reform the NSW Fishing industry.  Because of his ground-breaking research contributions, Professor Goeree was elected Fellow  of the Econometric Society (2012), Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014), Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Society for the Sciences (2015), and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.



2016 –               Scientia Professor, UNSW

2016 –               Director, AGORA Centre for Market Design, UNSW

2015 – 2017     International Faculty, University of Cologne

2009 – 2016     Chaired Professor, University of Zürich

2009 – 2016     Director, ESEI Centre for Market Design, University of Zürich

2004 – 2009     Professor of Economics, California Institute of Technology

2001 – 2004     Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam

1999 – 2001     Associate Professor of Economics, University of Virginia

1996 – 1999         Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Virginia


Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2003-2007

Fellow of the Econometric Society, since 2012

Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), since 2014

Member of the Royal Netherlands Society for the Sciences (KHMW), since 2015

Tinbergen Prize, 2003

EURO Excellence in Practice Award, 2018

Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, since 2018


  1. Handbook of Spectrum Auction Design (with Martin Bichler) Cambridge University Press, Published October 2017, ISBN 9781107135345, https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/handbook-of-spectrum-auction-design/60DD9D34CC3F856CC20CEF7474FEF41A
  2. Quantal Response Equilibrium – A Stochastic Theory of Games (with Charles Holt and Thomas Palfrey) Princeton University Press, Published June 2016, ISBN: 9780691124230, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10743.html
  3. “On the Equivalence of Bayesian and Dominant-Strategy Implementation” (with A. Gershkov, A. Kushnir, B. Moldovanu, and X. Shi) Econometrica, 81(1), January 2013, 197-220.
  4. “An Experimental Study of Collective Deliberation” (with L. Yariv) Econometrica, 79(3), May 2011, 893-921.
  5. “The Amsterdam Auction” (with T. Offerman) Econometrica, 72(1), January 2004, 281-294


Website: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/our-people/jacob-goeree
Email: j.goeree [at] unsw.edu.au
Work Phone: (02) 9385 3370

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