Philipp Strack is a microeconomic theorist who studies people’s behavior in dynamic situations. He is especially interested in the role of stochastically evolving private information and has studied the role of private learning in dynamic contests, strategic experimentation games, and dynamic mechanism design settings.
Applications of his work include revenue-maximizing sale of airplane tickets, dynamic ad-word auctions, optimal unemployment benefits, model-free option pricing, and competition between mutual fund managers.
Currently on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Strack previously served as a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. He has presented at a number of conferences, seminars, and meetings.
Strack studied mathematics and economics from the University of Bonn, Germany. He has a PhD in economics from Bonn Graduate School of Economics and is currently pursuing a PhD in mathematics at the University of Bonn. In 2010–2011, Strack served as a visiting assistant in research at Yale University.