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Professor Richard Steinberg

Chair in Operations Research

Faculty Group: Public Management and Governance


Professor Steinberg is Chair in Operations Research. Previously he has served on the faculties of Columbia University, the University of Chicago and the University of Cambridge. He has also held visiting positions at Stanford University, MIT, the University of Oxford, and CORE (Université catholique de Louvain).  He has also worked at Bell Laboratories and Microsoft Research Laboratories. 

Professor Steinberg has advised the U.S. Federal Communications Commission regarding the design of combinatorial auctions for the allocation of spectrum. During 2009, he advised the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change on the design of an auction for the European Union to select demonstration projects for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).  During 2013-14, he served as Supporting Advisor and Project Lead for the U.K. National Audit Office on a project to evaluate the U.K. 4G spectrum auction held in January-February 2013. 

Professor Steinberg is Associate Editor at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Senior Editor at Production and Operations Management.

Research interests

  • Auctions and mechanism design
  • Internet economics