Faculty & Research

Lars Stole

David W. Johnson Professor of Economics

Phone :
(773) 702-7309
Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Lars Stole studies strategic pricing, contracts and incentives theory, industrial economics and game theory. Stole’s research has appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, and the RAND Journal of Economics, to name a few. He has published a comprehensive survey of research in strategic price discrimination in “Price Discrimination in Competitive Environments,” which appeared in the Handbook of Industrial Organization, Volume 3.

He has been awarded numerous prizes for his research. Stole has received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and an Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics from the Harvard Law School. Stole currently is a research fellow for CESifo. In the past, he has lectured at MIT, CERGE in Prague, and CES in Munich. He currently serves as co-director of the Applied Theory Initiative, which he co-founded in 2009.


2013 - 2014 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
33001 Microeconomics 2013 (Fall)
33801 Microeconomics 2014 (Summer)

Other Interests



Research Activities

Economics of contracts and organizations; industrial organization; informational economics; current research focuses on price discrimination and competitive contracting.

With David Martimort, "Representing Equilibrium Aggregates in Aggregate Games with Applications to Common Agency," Games and Economic Behavior, 76 (2012), 753-772.

With David Martimort, “Market Participation in Delegated and Intrinsic Common-Agency Games,” RAND Journal of Economics (2009).

"Price Discrimination in Competitive Environments," Handbook of Industrial Organization (2008).

With David Martimort, "The Revelation and Delegation Principles in Common Agency Games," Econometrica (2002).

With Jean-Charles Rochet, "Nonlinear Pricing with Random Participation," Review of Economic Studies (2002).

For a listing of research publications please visit ’s university library listing page.