Professor Ottaviani’s research focuses on information and incentive problems at the crossroad of organizational economics, industrial organization, regulation and finance. He has been recently working on the design of prediction markets, information aggregation in organizations, incentives and regulation of information intermediaries, consumer protection and privacy, financing of innovation, grant making, incentives for collection and manipulation of empirical evidence, research bias, clinical trials and the design of approval regulation. Before returning to Bocconi, he earned a PhD in Economics at the Masschussets Insitute of Technology and taught at University College London, the London Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.