Yuliy Sannikov

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Yuliy Sannikov
Юлий Санников
Born (1978-11-03) November 3, 1978 (age 42)
Nationality Ukrainian
Alma mater Stanford University
Princeton University
Scientific career
Fields Mathematical economics
Game theory
Institutions Stanford University
Princeton University
Doctoral advisor Robert B. Wilson
Andrzej Skrzypacz

Yuliy Sannikov (born November 3, 1978) is a Ukrainian economist known for his contributions to mathematical economics, game theory, and corporate finance. He is an economics professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and won both the 2015 Fischer Black Prize [1] and 2016 John Bates Clark Medal. [2] [3]


Sannikov is also one of the few participants to win three gold medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

He received his A.B. in mathematics from Princeton in 2000, he then earned a Ph.D. in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2004. [4]


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  1. "Fischer Black Prize". American Finance Association Awards. April 2016.
  2. "Yuliy Sannikov, Clark Medalist 2016". American Economic Association Honors and Awards Committee. April 2016.
  3. Susan Athey, Andrzej Skrzypacz: Yuliy Sannikov: Winner of the 2016 Clark Medal. Journal of Economic Perspectives 31(2), Spring 2017, 237–256, doi : 10.1257/jep.31.2.237.
  4. "Yuliy Sannikov". Stanford Graduate School of Business. Retrieved 2016-12-27.