Liad Wagman

  • Professor of Economics

Liad Wagman is Professor of Economics at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business.

Professor Wagman works on topics in the areas of Information Economics, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, and Entrepreneurship, studying issues of data and privacy, information trade and utilization, and new venture financing. He is a recipient of the Sigma Xi Excellence in Research Award, the Bauer Family University Excellence in Teaching Award, the Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Award, and has been selected into Poet & Quants 2015 Top 40 Business School Faculty Under 40.

Professor Wagman is the Senior Economic and Technology Advisor of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, and was a Visiting Associate Professor of Executive Education and Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a Visiting Scholar at the Duke University Economics Department, a research fellow at the Duke University Computer Science Department, a research fellow at the Duke University Social Sciences Research Institute, a recipient of the Program for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences Fellowship, a recipient of the Education and Research Initiative Award, a recipient of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Best Paper Award, and a recipient of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Outstanding Paper Award.

Professor Wagman’s work is published in academic journals in economics, finance, operations research, and marketing, including the RAND Journal of Economics, the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and Marketing Science.


Ph.D., Duke University, Economics
M.A., Duke University, Economics
M.S., Stanford University, Computer Science
B.S., B.A., University of North Carolina, Computer Science and Mathematics

Research Interests

Industrial Organization
Applied Microeconomic Theory
Electronic Commerce
Game Theory and Mechanism Design


Undergraduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Ph.D. in Management Science

M.S. Computational Decision Science and Operations Research (IIT College of Computing)