Nir Vulkan is a Reader in Business Economics at the Said Business School and a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford University. Prior to Oxford, he was at the Economics department at Bristol University and has a long-term association with the Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE) at University College, London.

He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, and a PhD in Economics, University College London (UCL).

Research interests

economics, e-commerce, economic design, automated trading, automated negotiations, game theory

Positions held at the OII

  • Research Associate, November 2006 – November 2019

Students supervised at the OII

Past students


Past projects

  • OXLab: Oxford eXperimental Laboratory

    Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Tobias Escher, Dr Nir Vulkan, Dr Scott A. Hale, Ingrid Boxall, Professor Peter John, Lucy Bartlett

    Oxford eXperimental Laboratory is undertaking laboratory-based experiments (eg information-seeking tasks) on networked computers in two disciplines: Economics (interactive decision making) and Political Science (evaluating government information online).