Mallesh M Pai is an assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Rice University. His research interests include mechanism design/ auction theory, the economics of privacy, social networks/ social learning and statistical decision theory.

Prior to joining Rice, Mallesh was a Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor of the Social Sciences at the Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania. He has a PhD in Managerial Economics and Strategy from the Kellogg School of ManagementNorthwestern University, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

He only refers to himself in third person on this page.