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Octavian Strimbu

Lecturer

Biography

Octavian Strimbu is a Visiting fellow and lecturer at the Geneva School of Economics and Management. Previously, he held an Assistant professor (replacement) position in the Economics Department at the University of Ottawa and a Post-doctoral fellow position at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). He completed his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics at Université Laval in Québec, Canada and holds two bachelors in economics and political sciences from Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania.

If during his master he was still convinced that he would pursue a career in banking, the Ph.D. helped him to discover a new passion for teaching and a profound interest in contract (incentive) theory. The TSE episode only strengthened his intent to apply contract theory to phenomena like corruption or illegal contracting. Currently, he is also working on other asymmetric information related topics like the credence public goods or the partial verifiability induced contests.

Expertrise

  • Economics of corruption
  • Contract theory (Theory of incentives)
  • Political economy

Teaching

  • Microeconomic Policy

Contact

Office: 1.235
Email: octavian.strimbu@unine.ch
Tel. +41 32 718 1432