Fuqua School of Business
Associate Professor

Academic Area: Decision Sciences

Teaching / Research Interests

Auctions and Market Design; Decision-making in Competitive Environments; Quantitative Methods in Managerial Decision-making (statistics, optimization); Transitional Economies of Central and Eastern Europe


Saša Pekeč is an Associate Professor in the Decision Sciences Area at the Fuqua School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Rutgers University. He joined Duke in 1998 and is currently teaching the core statistics course in the daytime MBA and the Cross Continent MBA programs. 

Professor Pekeč research is interdisciplinary and revolves around decision-making in complex competitive environments, and includes work on multiple object auction design, subset choice and bundle valuations, preference elicitation and information aggregation. He has published articles in Management Science and Operations Research, as well as in top academic journals in other fields such as economics, mathematics and psychology. His work on combinatorial auctions had been widely cited and had influenced design of a new generation of now standard procurement auction procedures in a variety of industries. 

Professor Pekeč’s consulting experience includes banking, internet, pharmaceutical, retail, and telecommunications industries. He serves on the Supervisory Board of Atlantic Grupa, one of the leading FMCG companies in SE Europe. Professor Pekeč is a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the President of Croatia.

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