About / Contact

I now work at the University of Melbourne. Before joining Unimelb, I worked as a Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews, and I spent a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford. I got my PhD in 2011 from the University of Maastricht.

Current appointments:

Sep 2016 - : Senior Lecturer (tenure track) in Economics, University of Melbourne;
Jul 2017 - Jul 2020 : DECRA Fellow, Australian Research Council;
Aug 2018 - Jan 2020 : one of the Deputy Directors within the Centre for Market Design.


From Jan 2019 I'll be organizing the Economic Theory and Experiments Seminars; if you are in Oz and interested to visit us here at Unimelb, please don't hesitate to drop me a line.

Research interests:

market design (generalized matchings markets with money),
simple market-clearing mechanisms and their normative properties (e.g., characterizations of auction-like or serial dictatorship mechanisms),
game theoretical aspects of social networks (including rankings),
transportation economics,
experimental economics.


111 Barry Street, 
Economics Department, University of Melbourne,
Carlton, 3053, Victoria, Australia
(room 449)

nichifor {at} unimelb {dot} edu {dot} au