Francisco Poggi

Francisco Poggi

PhD Candidate

Northwestern University


I am a microeconomic theorist currently finishing my Ph.D. at Northwestern University.

My research focuses on the dynamics of information acquisition and experimentation. The questions I find most exciting are related to research and development, innovation, law, and organizations.

At some point in the summer, I will join the University of Mannheim as an Assistant Professor.


  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Law and Economics
  • Information Economics
  • Innovation


  • PhD in Economics, 2021 (Expected)

    Northwestern University

  • MA in Economics, 2013

    Universidad de San Andrés

  • BA in Economics, 2012

    Universidad de San Andrés

Work in Progress

Delayed Disclosure

with Ludvig Sinander

A principal owns a project, and recruits an agent to learn about its viability. The agent’s participation over time is observable and costly. Learning is private, allowing the agent to delay the (verifiable) disclosure of any discoveries. The principal incentivises the agent by promising a (history-dependent and possibly random) share of any revenue generated. What is the optimal contract?

Teaching Experience


EMBA - Analytical Approach to Uncertainty

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Sep 2020 – Dec 2020 Coral Gables, FL

EMBA - Statistical Decision Analysis

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Sep 2020 – Dec 2020 Evanston, IL

PhD Micro - Econ 410-1

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Sep 2019 – Dec 2019 Evanston, IL


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