Douglass and Marion Campbell Professor of Economics

Dirk Bergemann is Douglass and Marion Campbell Professor of Economics at Yale University. He has secondary appointments as Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Professor of Finance in the School of Management. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He joined Yale in 1995 as an assistant professor, having previously served as a faculty member at Princeton University.

He is member of Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society. He is currently a Co-Editor of American Economic Review: Insights, and is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Econometric Society. Dirk Bergemann was Chair of the Department of Economics from 2013-2019 and Co-Editor of Econometrica from 2014-2018.

His research is in the area of game theory, contract theory, venture capital and market design. His most recent work is in the area of dynamic mechanism design and dynamic pricing, robust mechanism design, and information design. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Google Faculty Fellow, the Knight Foundation, the Omidyar Network and the German National Science Foundation.

What do you do with data science? 

Dirk Bergemann has made lasting contributions in learning in strategic environment and developed model of strategic multi-armed bandits. He has developed auction and market design solutions that are robust to large scale and distributed decentralized information. His current work is focused on optimal information design in strategic environment with many applications to data and digital markets.