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Kyle Woodward

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Kyle Woodward is a microeconomist specializing in game theory, auctions, and incentive design. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2015, and has previously taught courses on market design and strategic behavior at both UCLA and the University of North Carolina. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, most recently taking microeconomic theory to topics in sustainability, he is currently employed at Gopuff as an expert on causal analysis and platform marketplace optimization.


  • Economics
  • Causal modeling
  • Counterfactual policy analysis
  • Data science

Research Areas

  • Microeconomic theory
  • Market design
  • Auctions
  • Game theory
  • Industrial organization


  • Co-Director, Placement Committee


  • UCLA, PhD in Economics, 2015
  • UCLA, MA in Economics, 2011
  • Stanford University, BS in Mathematics, 2006

Prior Experience

  • Senior Data Scientist, Economics, Gopuff
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Manager, Data Analysis, Homestead Technologies

Awards & Distinctions

  • Graduate Economics Associate Service Award, UCLA, 2014
  • Economics Teaching Assistant Award, UCLA, 2013

Selected Publications

  • Reserve Prices Eliminate Low Revenue Equilibria in Uniform Price Auctions, Games and Economic Behavior, 2020
  • Uniform Price Auctions with a Last Accepted Bid Pricing Rule, Journal of Economic Theory, 2020