Marco M. Ottaviani

Marco Ottaviani

Professor of Economics, Università Bocconi; Fellow, Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER) and  Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Full Professor


See my op-ed piece with Jérôme Adda and Christian Decker

Profits vs integrity: Why we may trust registered clinical trials VoxEU, 16 September 2020

Some years ago, I discovered a short article published in French by Émile Borel in 1938. The article contains a pioneering game-theoretic analysis of parimutuel betting with heterogeneous prior beliefs:

Translation of Émile Borel, Sur le pari mutuel, Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences, 1938.

Nobody seems to have ever noticed (or at least cited) this article before. Some of the insights were later rediscovered by other researchers in mathematics and economics. (If you are interested in learning more about this, see the discussion in my overview article, with Peter Norman Sørensen).

The rest of this page collects links to my research, for your enjoyment...