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Dr. Stylianos DESPOTAKIS

Assistant Professor

10-239, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
+852 34429969
+852 34420346
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Research Areas

Competitive Strategy, Online Markets, Online Advertising, Auction Theory, Marketing Analytics


PhD - Industrial Administration (Carnegie Mellon University)
MSc - Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (Carnegie Mellon University)
MSc - Logic, Algorithms, and Computation (University of Athens)
BSc - Mathematics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)


My research interests lie in the areas of game theory, marketing, microeconomics, and operations research. My research focuses on topics such as competitive strategy, online markets, online advertising, auction theory, and marketing analytics.

Teaching Areas

Analytical Marketing, Quantitative Methods in Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Optimization Methods for Marketing, Marketing Engineering


Journal Publications and Reviews

Despotakis, Stylianos; Ravi, R.; Sayedi, Amin / First-Price Auctions in Online Display Advertising. October 2021; In: Journal of Marketing Research. Vol. 58, No. 5, pp. 888–907

Despotakis, Stylianos; Ravi, R.; Srinivasan, Kannan / The Beneficial Effects of Ad Blockers. April 2021; In: Management Science. Vol. 67, No. 4, pp. 2096-2125

Despotakis, Stylianos; Hafalir, Isa; Ravi, R.; Sayedi, Amin / Expertise in Online Markets. November 2017; In: Management Science. Vol. 63, No. 11, pp. 3895-3910