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Yossi Feinberg received his PhD in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. His thesis studied how differing prior beliefs of decision makers can be expressed by their disagreement on current (posterior) events. After completing his dissertation under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Robert J. Aumann, Yossi began teaching economics at Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Yossi joined Stanford GSB in 1998.

Yossi’s teaching interests include Economics of Organization, Managerial Economics, Strategy, Information Markets, Game Theory and Applied Decision Making. In 2003 he received the MBA distinguished teaching award.

Yossi’s recent research interests include, for example, the analysis and implication of strategic decision making in the face of unawareness. He has modeled games with unawareness and their solutions. In these games each decision maker can reason about the extent to which others may only have a limited perception of the full scale of the economic interaction at hand. Yossi was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory and is serving as a referee for all major microeconomics journals. He has given numerous invited seminars as well as multiple plenary talks at academic conferences.

He has been consulting in a wide range of industries including hi-tech, media and healthcare as well as giving invited talks on topics such as pricing, the sub-prime crisis, in-house vs. outsourcing, allocating decision power in organizations and strategic interactions.

He is the faculty director of Stanford Ignite, a global innovation program running on the Stanford Campus.

Stanford Graduate School of Business
The John G. McCoy–Banc One Corporation Professor of Economics

Research Statement

Yossi Feinberg’s research centers on the analysis of information in strategic decision making. He works on the modeling of costly decision making, reasoning about unawareness, dynamic interactive decisions, reasoning about high order uncertainties, and more. Some of his work includes a method for the novice to test potential experts who claim to be informed of some uncertain future events, a study on how uncertainties about others’ uncertainties can lead to delay in bargaining and the modeling of strategic communication.

Bio

Yossi Feinberg received his PhD in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. His thesis studied how differing prior beliefs of decision makers can be expressed by their disagreement on current (posterior) events. After completing his dissertation under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Robert J. Aumann, Yossi began teaching economics at Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Yossi joined Stanford GSB in 1998.

Yossi’s teaching interests include Economics of Organization, Managerial Economics, Strategy, Information Markets, Game Theory and Applied Decision Making. In 2003 he received the MBA distinguished teaching award.

Yossi’s recent research interests include, for example, the analysis and implication of strategic decision making in the face of unawareness. He has modeled games with unawareness and their solutions. In these games each decision maker can reason about the extent to which others may only have a limited perception of the full scale of the economic interaction at hand. Yossi was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory and is serving as a referee for all major microeconomics journals. He has given numerous invited seminars as well as multiple plenary talks at academic conferences.

He has been consulting in a wide range of industries including hi-tech, media and healthcare as well as giving invited talks on topics such as pricing, the sub-prime crisis, in-house vs. outsourcing, allocating decision power in organizations and strategic interactions.

He is the faculty director of Stanford Ignite, a global innovation program running on the Stanford Campus, and led its expansion to Bangalore, Beijing, Paris and Santiago.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1997
  • MSc, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1996
  • BSc, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1998
  • Assistant Professor, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 1996-1998

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, MBA, Stanford GSB, 2003

Teaching

Degree Courses

2017-18

GSBGEN 299: The Core Curriculum in the Workplace

GSB students are eligible to report on work experience that is relevant to their core studies under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean responsible for the MBA Program. Registration for this work must be approved by the Assistant Dean of...

2016-17

GSBGEN 299: The Core Curriculum in the Workplace

GSB students are eligible to report on work experience that is relevant to their core studies under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean responsible for the MBA Program. Registration for this work must be approved by the Assistant Dean of...

STRAMGT 305: Game Theory and Competitive Strategy

This course is an advanced applications economics course. The course has two main components, game theory and competitive strategy. Game theory is the field of study of interactive strategic decision making. In recent years it has become a...

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In the Media

Learning from others is imperative to success, but trusting your judgement is the key

The Economic Times, July 16, 2016

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July 28, 2015

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Netflix and the State of Streaming Video in 2011 | SM267 Yossi Feinberg, Christy Johnson2017

The Competitive Advantage of Netflix | SM268 Yossi Feinberg, Christy Johnson2017

Netflix and the State of Streaming Video in 2011 | SM267 Yossi Feinberg, Christy Johnson2017

The Competitive Advantage of Netflix | SM268 Yossi Feinberg, Christy Johnson2017

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