Dr. Mohammad Akbarpour is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches an MBA course on the economics of marketplaces and a doctorate course on auction theory. He received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University in 2015. In 2016, he participated in the Review of Economic Studies Tour, an award given to the world's most promising graduating doctoral students of economics and finance.

Mohammad's research bridges between computer science and economic theory, and is focused on marketplace design, auction theory, and networked markets. He has held research positions at Auctionomics and Microsoft Research, where he worked on designing auction markets for spectrum and sponsored search. He has also been an instructor at Khan Academy Farsi, teaching hundreds of video-lectures in game theory, physics, calculus, and macroeconomics.