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Professor Benny Moldovanu

Prof. Moldovanu



New papers:

"Order Independence in Sequential, Issue-by-Issue Voting" (joint with Alex Gershkov and Xianwen Shi), University of Bonn, 2022

"Optimal Insurance: Dual Utility, Random Losses and Adverse Selection" (joint with Alex Gershkov, Phillip Strack and Mengxi Zhang), University of Bonn, 2022

New Video:

Benny Moldovanu - How Can Parliaments Optimally Organize Voting Procedures?



University of Bonn, Lennéstr. 37, 53113 Bonn

Tel:  + 49-228-73 63 95
Tel:  + 49-228-73 9242 (Secretary)
Fax: + 49-228-73 7940

E-Mail: mold(at)uni-bonn(dot)de


Curriculum Vitae


1995 Habilitation, University of Bonn
Ph.D. Economics (summa cum laude), University of Bonn.
Advisor: Prof. Reinhard Selten
1989 M.Sc. Mathematics (with distinction), Hebrew University Jerusalem.
Advisor: Prof. Bezalel Peleg
1986 B.Sc. Mathematics (with distinction), Hebrew University Jerusalem


Spring 2022 Visiting Professor, Bocconi University Milano
2019 - present Senior Professor by Rector's Appointment, Tel Aviv University

Fall 2017 - Winter 2018

Visiting  Professor of Economics, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Fall 2009 Visiting Professor of Economics Northwestern University
Spring 2005 Visiting Professor of Economics, University College London
Fall 2004 Visiting Professor of Economics, Yale University
2002 - present Full Professor of Economics, University of Bonn
Spring 1999 ENTER Research Professor, University College London
Fall 1998 Visiting Research Professor, Northwestern University
1995-2002 Full Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim
1992-1993 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor
1991-1995 Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Bonn
Spring 1992 Visiting Lecturer, University of Tel-Aviv
Summer 1991 Landau Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Honors and Grants

Pazner Lecture, Tel-Aviv University, 2022

Keynote Lecturer, Society of Economic Design, Klagenfurt 2020

Invited Lecture, Econometric Society European Meeting, Manchester 2019

von Thünen Lecture, Verein für Socialpolitik, Freiburg 2018

Fellow of Game Theory Society, elected 2017

Keynote Lecture, EARIE Annual Conference, Stockholm 2011

Advanced Investigators Grant, European Research Council, 2010 - 2016

Fellow of the European Economic Association, 2009

Invited Lecture, European Congress of the Econometric Society in Milano, 2008

Invited Lecture, World Congress of the Econometric Society in London, 2005

Fellow of the Econometric Society, elected 2004

Gossen Prize of the German Economic Association, 2004

Invited Lecture, Second World Congress of the Game Theory Society, Marseille 2004

Member of the Nordrhein-Westfalian Academy of Science, elected 2003

Invited Lecture, Econometric Society European Meeting, Venice 2002

Invited Lecture, Econometric Society US Meeting, Evanston 2003

Max Planck Research Prize, 2001

Landau Fellow, Jerusalem 1991

W.A. Jörn Prize for Best Dissertation, Bonn 1991

Research Grant, SFB Transregio, German Science Foundation, 2004 - present

Research Grant, SFB 504, German Science Foundation, 1996 - 2002

Research Grant, SFB 303, German Science Foundation, 1989 - 1995


Professional Activities

Director, Reinhard Selten Institute for Research in Economics, 2017 - present

Co-Director of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (German Science Foundation Excellence-Initiative), 2006 - 2013, 2018 - present

Academic Director/ Speaker of the Bonn Graduate School of Economics, 2014 - present

Director, Institute for Microeconomics, Department of Economics, 2012 - present

Council Member, European Economic Association, 2010 - 2015

Council Member, Game Theory Society, 2008 - 2013

Co-Director of the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (German Science Foundation Excellence-Initiative), 2006 - 2013

Member of the Fellows Nominating Committee, Econometric Society, 2006

Associate Editor, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003 - 2005

Associate Editor, Econometrica, 2002 - 2008

Associate Editor, Games and Economic Behavior, 2002 - 2006

Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Theory, 2001 - 2007

Panel Member, Economic Policy, 2000 - 2002

Coordinator of the European Symposium on Economic Theory, 2001 - 2006

Research Fellow, CEPR, 1999 - present

Organizer, Summer Program on Mechanism Design, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn 2009

Organizer, Conference on Matching and Two Sided Markets, Bonn 2006

Organizer, Conference on Auctions and Market Structure, Mannheim 2000

Organizer, Conference on Multidimensional Mechanism Design, Bonn 1994

Chairman of scientific committee, Econometric Society meeting, Madrid 2004

Chairman of scientific committee, German Economic Association meeting, Magdeburg 2001

Member of Economic Theory Panel, German Economic Association, 1998- present

Member of scientific committee, European Economic Association meeting, Toulouse 1997

Member of scientific committee, Econometric Society meeting, Maastricht 1994, Stockholm 2003, World Congress 2010

Member of scientific committee, German Economic Association meeting, Lugano 1991, Mainz 1999, Berlin 2000



Auction design for large governmental projects (telecommunications, natural resources); Auction design for the electricity sector; Development of internet-based auction procedures for B2B e-commerce firms; Analysis of procurement mechanisms for large industrial firms; Freelance Consultant for CRA International, Boston USA.

Selected clients: General Electric, RWE, DaimlerChrysler, Trans-Elect, Fonterra, Dutch Government

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