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Heidi L. Williams
Professor of Economics and, by courtesy, of Law
BioHeidi Williams is Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and Professor (by courtesy) at Stanford Law School. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and is a co-editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Her research agenda focuses on investigating the causes and consequences of technological change, with a particular focus on health care markets. Heidi received her AB in mathematics from Dartmouth College in 2003, her MSc in development economics from Oxford University in 2004, and her PhD in economics from Harvard in 2010. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2015) as well as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2015), and has also been recognized for her undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching, and graduate advising.
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Holbrook Working Professor in Commodity Price Studies and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
BioFrank A. Wolak is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. His fields of specialization are Industrial Organization and Econometric Theory. His recent work studies methods for introducing competition into infrastructure industries -- telecommunications, electricity, water delivery and postal delivery services -- and on assessing the impacts of these competition policies on consumer and producer welfare. He is the Chairman of the Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator for electricity supply industry in California. He is a visiting scholar at University of California Energy Institute and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
Professor Wolak received his Ph.D. and M.S. from Harvard University and his B.A. from Rice University.
William Robertson Coe Professor in American Economic History, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsProfessor Wright is now studying the economic implications of voting rights and vote suppression in the American South. He is also revisiting the relationship between slavery and Anglo-American capitalism.
Ph.D. Student in Economics, admitted Autumn 2017
Ph.D. Student in Management Science and Engineering, admitted Autumn 2014
BioQingyun Wu is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.
RESEARCH AREA: Market Design, Game Theory
Qingyun is interested in market design and game theory. In particular, he enjoy analyzing matching problems using combinatorial techniques. For example, one of his projects is investigating envy-free matchings and stable matchings through their lattice structures (Tarski's fixed point theorem etc).
Currently, he is looking to study market design problems in video games (like the match making in League of Legends, the auction house in FIFA series etc). And I am looking for research partners in this area! Feel free to contact me if you are interested.