Ali Makhdoumi

Fuqua School of Business

Box 90120

Durham, NC 27708-0120

United States

http://https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty/ali-makhdoumi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Avenue

50 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

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
Independent, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 1,002 (43,851)
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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
Downloads 552 (94,844)

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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
Downloads 517 (104,092)
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Network formation, Networks, Privacy

4.

Providing Data Samples for Free

USC Marshall School of Business Research Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2021
Kimon Drakopoulos and Ali Makhdoumi
University of Southern California and Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 480 (113,792)
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Selling Data Samples, Selling Information, Pricing, Bayesian Learning, Brownian Motion

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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
Independent, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Fuqua School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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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
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 441 (125,850)
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Positive Network Externality, Dynamic Pricing, Revenue Management, Strategic Buyers, Bernstein Polynomials

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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 423 (132,464)
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Subscription planning, digital goods, approximation algorithms, pricing

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Multi-Item Order Fulfillment Revisited: LP Formulation and Prophet Inequality

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 04 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 17 May 2024
Ayoub Amil, Ali Makhdoumi and Yehua Wei
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Fuqua School of Business and Decision Sciences Area, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 391 (144,572)

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Online retailing; multi-item order fulfillment; competitive analysis; prophet inequality; network revenue management

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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
Downloads 199 (288,715)
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The Feedback Loop of Statistical Discrimination

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Dec 2023 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2024
Jackie Baek and Ali Makhdoumi
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Fuqua School of Business
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Statistical discrimination, Long-term fairness, Inequality, Hiring, Admissions

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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
Downloads 150 (367,497)

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Differential privacy, Bayesian mechanism design, Minimax lower bound, Local and central differential privacy, Data markets

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Controlling Epidemics: The Value of Information Design

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 31 May 2023
Minjun Chang, Ali Makhdoumi and Peng Sun
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Fuqua School of Business and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 143 (381,884)

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Game theory, network formation, contagion process, information design, obfuscation

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
Downloads 128 (417,827)
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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

14.

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

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Mar 2022
Independent, Fuqua School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 102 (492,384)

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Clock auction, First price auction, Bayesian online selection, Optimal auction

15.

Countering Value Uncertainty via Refunds: A Mechanism Design Approach

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Sep 2023
Independent, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Computer Science, Fuqua School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 93 (523,297)

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

16.

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
Downloads 79 (578,290)
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The Limits of Price Discrimination Under Privacy Constraints

Number of pages: 51 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
Downloads 66 (637,947)

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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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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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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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