Itay Fainmesser joined Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2014. Professor Fainmesser studies how social networks and social media affect and are affected by market activities and market rules. His current work studies the pricing of network goods, the role of intermediaries in markets, the shape and evolution of trust networks, the market for online influence, and user privacy in online platforms.
- Ph. D, Business Economics, Harvard University
- MA, Economics, Harvard University
- MA, Economics, Tel Aviv University
- B.Sc, Computer Science and Economics, Tel Aviv University
- Fainmesser, Itay P., Elie Ofek, and Dominique Lauga (2020). “Ratings, Reviews, and the Marketing of New Products.” Forthcoming in Management Science.
- Fainmesser, Itay P., and Andrea Galeotti (2020). “Pricing Network Effects: Competition.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 12(3): 1–32.
- Fainmesser, Itay P. (2019), Exclusive Intermediation in Unobservable Networks, Games and Economic Behavior, 113, 533-548.
- Fainmesser, Itay P. and David A. Goldberg (2018), Cooperation in Partly Observable Networked Markets, Games and Economic Behavior, 107, 220-237.
- Fainmesser, Itay P. and Andrea Galeotti (2016), Pricing Network Effects, Review of Economic Studies, 83 (1), 165-198.
- Fainmesser, Itay P. (2013), Social Networks and Unraveling in Labor Markets, Journal of Economic Theory, 148 (1), 64-103.
- Fainmesser, Itay P. (2012), Community Structure and Market Outcomes: A Repeated Games in Networks Approach, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 4 (1), 32-69.
- Fainmesser, Itay P., Chaim Fershtman and Neil Gandal (2009), A Consistent Weighted Ranking Scheme with an Application to NCAA College Football Rankings, Journal of Sports Economics, 10, 582-600.
- Digital Privacy (with Andrea Galeotti and Ruslan Momot)
- Ratings, Reviews, and the Marketing of New Products (with Dominique Lauga and Elie Ofek)
- The Market for Online Influence (with Andrea Galeotti)
- Economics for Decision Making
- Competitive Strategy
In the media
- Les influenceurs courent à leur perte selon le modèle mathématique d’un économiste, La Réclame -- 5/6/2019
- Advertising regulations harm social media influencers, followers, and marketers alike, HUB Daily -- 4/15/2019
- Under the Influence, Changing Business Magazine -- 3/19/2019
- How transparency is damaging social media marketing, London Business School Review -- 11/20/2018