Dr. Yizhaq Minchuk

Dr. Yizhaq Minchuk

Yizhaq Minchuk is a Senior Lecturer in the Industrial Engineering and Management Department at the SCE – Shamoon College of Engineering. He received his BSc in Mathematics and MSc, PhD in Industrial Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His current research interests are Game theory, Auction Theory and Contests Theory


Industrial engineering and management
Senior lecturer
Be'er Sheva
Be'er Sheva

Be'er Sheva

D Building(60) / 400


2009-2013  Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Dissertation title: Models of Asymmetric Auctions. Advisers: Prof. Gavious, A.     

2007-2009  M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Dissertation title: Revenue comparison in asymmetric first price and second price auction with asymptotic tools. Advisers: Prof. Gavious, A.

2003-2007  B.Sc. in Mathematics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.


The current research plans are developing new models using game theoretical tools in field of Auctions, Contests and Public Policy.


Peer reviewed papers

Minchuk, Y.  Effect of Reimbursement on All-Pay Auction, Economics Letters, accepted.
Minchuk, Y. Keren, B & Haddad, Y, Sabotaging in contests with monitoring efforts Managerial and Decision Economics, accepted.
Mizrahi, S & Minchuk, Y, Accountability and Performance Management: Citizens’ Willingness to Monitor Public Officials, Public Management Review, accepted.
Gavious, A & Minchuk, Y, Separating Equilibria in Auction with Two Types of Bidders, Optimization Letters, accepted.
Mizrahi, S & Minchuk, Y, Performance Management, Gaming and Monitoring in Israeli Organizations, Israel Affairs, accepted.
Minchuk, Y & Sela, A, Asymmetric Sequential Search under Incomplete Information, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 315-325.
Minchuk, Y & Sela, A, 2018, Prebidding First-Price Auctions with and without Head Starts,  Mathematical Social Sciences, vol. 91, 51-55.
Mizrahi, S & Minchuk, Y, 2017, Performance Management in a Decentralized Setting: Monitoring and Gaming in the Financial Services Industry, Managerial and Decision Economics, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 742-753.
 Minchuk, Y & Mizrahi, S, 2017, The (In) Effectiveness of Procurement Auctions in the Public Sector, Applied Economics Letters, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 247-249.
Minchuk, Y & Sela, A, 2014, All-pay auctions with certain and uncertain prizes, Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 88, 130-134 .
Minchuk, Y, 2014, Aggressive Bidding of Weak Bidders in All-Pay Auction, Economics Bulletin, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 1665-1668.
Gavious, A. & Minchuk, Y, 2014, Revenue in Contests with Many Participants, Operations Research Letters, vol. 42, no. 2, 119-122.  
Gavious, A. & Minchuk, Y, 2014, Ranking Asymmetric Auctions, International Journal of Game Theory, vol. 43, no .2, pp. 369-393.
Minchuk, Y, 2013, Low and High Types of Bidders in Asymmetric Auctions with A General Utility Function, Economics Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 1328-1332.
Gavious, A. & Minchuk, Y, 2012, A Note on Effect of Asymmetry on Revenue in Second-Price Auction, International Game Theory Review, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 1-8.
 Gavious, A, Mizrahi, S, Shani, Y, & Minchuk, Y, 2009, The Costs of Industrial Accidents for the Organization: Developing Methods and Tools for Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment in Safety. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 434-438.


Since 2012        B.Sc. programs. Principles of Probability , Statistic Inference,  Applied Statistics, Game Theory, Designing experiments.  SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel.

Since 2012        M.Sc. programs, Strategies in Auctions and Contests, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

2012- 2013       M.B.A. programs, Strategies in Auctions and Contests, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

2007-2013        B.Sc programs, Quantitative Methods, Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Operations Research, Production Planning and Control, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.