Scott Duke Kominers
Becker Friedman Research Scholar, 2011–2013
Scott Duke Kominers studies market design and its interactions with law and computer science. His specific research interests include matching theory, eminent domain, mathematical economics, game theory, law and economics, and the economics of market entry.
He is co-coordinator of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group on Measuring and Interpreting Inequality (MIE) and organizer of the University of Chicago's Fall Workshop in Economic Theory.
He has been an affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Harvard EconCS Group, and the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business at Harvard Law School. He is currently a member of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, and the Mathematical Association of America.
He holds an AMS-Simons Travel Grant and was awarded research support through the 2010 Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program. He also won the 2010 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student.
A 2009 graduate of Harvard, summa cum laude in mathematics with a minor in ethnomusicology, Kominers completed his AM and PhD in business economics at Harvard in 2010 and 2011, respectively.