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Sushil Bikhchandani

Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management, Professor of Strategy; Howard Noble Chair in Management
“The economics of incentives and the economics of information provide insight into human activity in a variety of fields, ranging from the performance of market institutions to the success of social movements.”
(310) 206-2686, Cornell Hall, D-516
Areas of Expertise:
  • Auctions
  • Social Learning
  • Strategic Behavior


Sushil Bikhchandani has taught at UCLA Anderson School of Management since 1985. He is interested in auctions, market institutions, herd behavior and decision making.

He has published widely cited work on informational cascades, and his articles on topics such as auctions, bargaining and decision theory have appeared in numerous professional journals, including Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory and Operations Research.

In The Analytics of Uncertainty and Information, a graduate textbook, Bikhchandani and his co-authors present complex subject matter on the economics of information in a simple, accessible manner.

Bikhchandani teaches data and decisions in the core curriculum and an elective course on negotiations. He has served as director of Anderson's Ph.D. program and as vice chair of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In 2015, Bikhchandani was awarded the J. Clayburn La Force Faculty Leadership Award.



Ph.D. Graduate School of Business, 1986, Stanford University

MBA, 1980, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

B.Tech. Electrical Engineering, 1978, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur