Mohammad Davoodalhosseini

Senior Analyst

Mohammad Davoodalhosseini is a Senior Analyst in the Funds Management and Banking Department (FBD). His main research interests are Monetary Economics and Search Theory. He is also interested in the role of private information in markets with search frictions, with applications to inter-bank, labor and over-the-counter markets. His current research concerns electronic money. Mohammad received his PhD in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.


Mohammad Davoodalhosseini

Senior Analyst
Funds Management and Banking

Bank of Canada
234 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G9


Constrained Efficiency with Adverse Selection and Directed Search

Staff Working Paper 2017-15 Mohammad Davoodalhosseini
Constrained efficient allocation (CE) is characterized in a model of adverse selection and directed search (Guerrieri, Shimer, and Wright (2010)). CE is defined to be the allocation that maximizes welfare, the ex-ante utility of all agents, subject to the frictions of the environment.

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Working Papers

  • Constrained Efficiency with Search and Information Frictions (2015)
  • Directed Search with Complementarity and Adverse Selection (2015)
  • Directed Search toward Heterogeneously Informed Buyers (2012)


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 2015.
  • M.Sc. in Economics, Sharif University of Technology, 2009.
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007.

Research Interests

  • Monetary Economics
  • Search Theory
  • Mechanism Design


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