Azarakhsh Malekian

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

105 St. George Street

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6 M5S1S4

Canada

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

19

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

A Dynamic Model of Crowdfunding

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1307
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2018
Saeed Alaei, Azarakhsh Malekian and Mohamed Mostagir
Independent, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 1,378 (26,800)
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crowds, stochastics, dynamic programming, random walk, revenue management

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Revenue-Sharing Allocation Strategies for Two-Sided Media Platforms: Pro-Rata versus User-Centric

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 3645521
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 04 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2021
Saeed Alaei, Ali Makhdoumi, Azarakhsh Malekian and Saša Pekeč
Independent, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 957 (45,272)
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Two-sided media platforms, subscription pricing, pro-rata and user-centric, digital goods, revenue-sharing

How Good Are Privacy Guarantees? Platform Architecture and Violation of User Privacy

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2023
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Data Markets, Online platforms, Privacy, Game theory, Stackelberg game, Mask-shuffle mechanism

How Good are Privacy Guarantees? Platform Architecture and Violation of User Privacy

NBER Working Paper No. w31413
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Jul 2023 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2023
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Privacy-Constrained Network Formation

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 15-07, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2650250
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Network formation, Networks, Privacy

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Strategic Dynamic Pricing with Network Effects

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2980109
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2020
Ali Makhdoumi, Azarakhsh Malekian and Asuman E. Ozdaglar
Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Downloads 434 (124,568)
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Positive Network Externality, Dynamic Pricing, Revenue Management, Strategic Buyers, Bernstein Polynomials

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Optimal Auction Design with Deferred Inspection and Reward

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2022
Saeed Alaei, Alexandre Belloni, Ali Makhdoumi and Azarakhsh Malekian
Independent, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Fuqua School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Optimal Subscription Planning for Digital Goods

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Nov 2019
Saeed Alaei, Ali Makhdoumi and Azarakhsh Malekian
Independent, Fuqua School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 405 (134,897)
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Subscription planning, digital goods, approximation algorithms, pricing

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Revenue Maximization Under Unknown Private Values with Non-Obligatory Inspection

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 3855810
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2021
Saeed Alaei, Ali Makhdoumi and Azarakhsh Malekian
Independent, Fuqua School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Citation 31

Network Security and Contagion

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-14
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 28 Jun 2013
Daron Acemoglu, Azarakhsh Malekian and Asuman E. Ozdaglar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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cascades, contagion, network security, security investments, strategic substitutes, under-investment

Network Security and Contagion

NBER Working Paper No. w19174
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 29 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 24 May 2023
Daron Acemoglu, Azarakhsh Malekian and Asuman E. Ozdaglar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Revenue Volatility under Uncertain Network Effects

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Apr 2020
Opher Baron, Ming Hu and Azarakhsh Malekian
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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pricing, network effect, uncertainty

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Bridging Central and Local Differential Privacy in Data Acquisition Mechanisms

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 4311351
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2023
University of California, Berkeley, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Differential privacy, Bayesian mechanism design, Minimax lower bound, Local and central differential privacy, Data markets

Too Much Data: Prices and Inefficiencies in Data Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w26296
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 23 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 08 May 2023
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Too Much Data: Prices and Inefficiencies in Data Markets

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14225
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 14 Jan 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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data, Informational Externalities, Online markets, privacy

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Descending Price Auctions with Bounded Number of Price levels and Batched Prophet Inequality

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Mar 2022
Saeed Alaei, Ali Makhdoumi, Azarakhsh Malekian and Rad Niazadeh
Independent, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Clock auction, First price auction, Bayesian online selection, Optimal auction

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Countering Value Uncertainty via Refunds: A Mechanism Design Approach

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Sep 2023
Saeed Alaei, Shuchi Chawla, Ali Makhdoumi and Azarakhsh Malekian
Independent, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Computer Science, Fuqua School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 87 (529,857)

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Return policies, Deterministic mechanism design, Online retailers, Approximate optimality

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Fast and Slow Learning from Reviews

NBER Working Paper No. w24046
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 28 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2023
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Testing, Voluntary Social Distancing and the Spread of an Infection

NBER Working Paper No. w27483
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2023
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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The Limits of Price Discrimination Under Privacy Constraints

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Mar 2024
University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS), Fuqua School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Third Degree Price Discrimination, Privacy

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On Three-Layer Data Markets

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Mar 2024
University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS), Fuqua School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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A Model of Behavioral Manipulation

NBER Working Paper No. w31872
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Nov 2023
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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