Marco Ottaviani

Marco Ottaviani is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan. His research focuses on information and incentive problems at the crossroad of organizational economics, industrial organization, regulation and finance. Recently, he has been working on the design of prediction markets, information aggregation in organizations, incentives and regulation of information intermediaries, consumer protection and privacy, financing of innovation, grant making, incentives for collection and manipulation of empirical evidence, research bias, clinical trials and the design of approval regulation. Before returning to Bocconi, he earned a PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taught at University College London, the London Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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