Professor of Economics
Eric Budish is Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Director of the Initiative on Global Markets at Chicago Booth. Budish’s research uses game theory and applied micro-economics tools more broadly to study market design: designing the “rules of the game” in a market so that self-interested behavior by market participants leads to economically attractive outcomes. Budish writes “I am motivated by the idea that my work can improve the efficacy of real-world market institutions.”
Budish received his PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University, his MPhil in Economics from Oxford (Nuffield College), and his BA in Economics and Philosophy from Amherst College. Prior to graduate school, Budish was an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Budish’s honors include the Marshall Scholarship, the Sloan Research Fellowship, and giving the 2017 AEA-AFA joint luncheon address.
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