Department of Economics
Georgia Kosmopoulou is a Professor of Economics and an Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor. She has been a faculty at OU for the last 13 years. She received her PhD from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1996 and taught at Virginia Tech for a year. Her areas of specialization are in Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Public Economics and Game Theory. Professor Kosmopoulou's current research interests are in auctions, strategic pricing and consumer behavior. Her auction work studies the public procurement process, online auctions and the impact of secondary markets in a primary auction market, with applications in "cap-and-trade" mechanisms for CO2 emission permits. Her theoretical work investigates the possibility to design and implement mechanisms that promote efficiency and/or maximize revenues. At an empirical level, she examines how mechanisms perform and how their structure affects bidder incentives. Her work has direct applications in procurement auctions of government contracts. Her experiments capture strategic aspects of bidding competition that cannot be isolated otherwise using field data.