Professor of Economics


Marco Ottaviani teaches Economics at Bocconi and Managerial Economics at SDA Bocconi. He recently returned to Italy after globe-trotting for some twenty years. After earning a doctorate from MIT, he became tenured professor of economics at the London Business School and professor of management and strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research focuses on information aggregation in markets and organizations. Recently, he has been working on the provision of incentives for information intermediaries, the development of prediction markets to improve corporate and public decision-making, and the rationale for government policies intended at protecting consumers. He is currently principal investigator of a five-year European Research Council research grant on Designing Institutions to Evaluate New Ideas.