Associate Professor of Economics
Sven Feldmann is Associate Professor of Economics at Melbourne Business School.
He received his PhD in Economics and Government from Harvard University, and taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago before joining Melbourne Business School in 2008. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and visiting research professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses).
Sven’s research is in game theory, microeconomics and political economics, and analyses strategic behaviour in markets as well as society more broadly. His research focuses on questions of how information is effectively shared between different different parties, such as managers, policy makers, citizens and contestants in court. Designing a process that incentivises information sharing can fundamentally improve the quality of decision-making. Sven’s research also engages with the impact of corporate social responsibility and ethics on firm reputation and performance. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and Business and Politics. Sven is a Research Fellow of CES-Ifo (Munich), National Fellow of the Hoover Institution (Stanford), and a Fulbright Scholar.
Sven has consulted for companies and public sector institutions in Australia including Rio Tinto, Frontier Economics, Freehills, and local government on issues of market access regulation, contract negotiations, pricing strategy, and market design.
Sven teaches Managerial Economics, Economics of Strategy, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics in Data Analytics, and a Social Entreprise Consulting Practicum, in the MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Business Analytics, and Senior Executive MBA programs.
Most Notable Research
‘Lobbying legislatures’, Bennedsen, M & Feldmann, S, August 2002, Journal of Political Economy, vol. 110, no. 4, pp. 919–946.
‘Informational lobbying and political contributions’, May 2006, Journal of Public Economics, Bennedsen, M & Feldmann, S, vol. 40, no. 4–5, pp. 631–656.
‘Strategic appointments’, Bertelli, A & Feldmann, S, January 2007, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 19–38.
‘Matching and economic design’, Artemov, G, Feldmann, S & Loertscher, S, March 2012, Australian Economic Review, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 134–141.
“Lobbying bureaucrats’, Bennedsen, M & Feldmann, S, December 2006, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 108, no. 4, pp. 643–668.