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Nir Vulkan

Dr. Nir Vulkan

Nir is an Associate Professor of Business Economics at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of Worcester College. He is the director of the Oxford Programmes on Fin Tech and on Algorithmic Trading. He was the Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship between 2009 and 2014.

His research focuses on the interface of tech and finance and economics. In recent years his research focuses on fin tech and algorithmic trading.

He is author of The Economics of E-Commerce (2003, Princeton University Press), which analyses online trading mechanisms and the way in which web-based technologies such as bidding elves, smart agents and shopping bots, influence the behaviour of consumers and retailers. In 2013 Nir has edited, with Al Roth and Zvika Neeman, The Handbook of Market Design. The handbook contains a selection of the latest research in the growing field of market design, and draws on Vulkan’s interest and expertise in markets, both virtual and those confined to geographical locations. He is particularly interested in how lessons from successful and unsuccessful markets can be learned and transferred to different environments.

He is the Chairman of the AI in Banking and Finance committee set up to advise the EU on how to implement ethical AI principles in this sector. He advises Hedge Funds and Fin Techs and served on a number of boards. He also funded a number of start up companies and technologies he developed are used by Hedge Funds and e commerce firms around the World.

Nir received a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University and a doctorate in Economics at University College, London, where he was awarded the Dean Scholarship for excellence in PhD studies

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