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Engelbrecht-Wiggans Named IBE Professor


Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans.Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans was named as the IBE Distinguished Professor of Business Administration in July.

Engelbrecht-Wiggans conducts research on the design and evaluation of auctions and related competitive pricing mechanisms in uncertain environments has won universal acclaim.  His work is published in numerous journals including Management Science, American Economic Review, Economic Theory, and Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

He teaches courses in operations research, quantitative analysis of decisions, and mathematical programming for management science.

Engelbrecht-Wiggans graduated from Harvard University with a AB in chemistry and physics. His PhD in games and optimization is from from Cornell University.  A member of the American Economic Association and INFORMS, Engelbrecht-Wiggans has been a faculty member at Illinois since 1982. 

“The College recognizes and celebrates Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans’ many contributions to the Department of Business Administration, the College, and his discipline,” said Dean Avijit Ghosh in announcing the appointment to College of Business staff. 

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