Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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Scott Duke Kominers

Junior Fellow
Harvard Society of Fellows
7/1/11 6/30/13

Scott Duke Kominers is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He is affiliated with the Harvard Department of Economics and Harvard Business School, and is also a research scientist at the Harvard Program for Evolutionary Dynamics and an associate of the Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society.

Kominers served as the Institute's inaugural Research Fellow from 2011-2013; he continues to work with BFI as co-leader of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) "Inequality: Measurement, Interpretation, and Policy" working group (MIP).

Kominers studies market design and its interactions with law and computer science. His specific research interests include matching theory, the economics of innovation, eminent domain, mathematical economics, game theory, law and economics, and the economics of market entry.

He holds an NSF Interface between Computer Science and Economics & Social Sciences (ICES) Grant, as well as a grant from the Harvard Milton Fund. In the past, he was awarded an AMS-Simons Travel Grant, a Terence M. Considine Fellowship, and a Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program Fellowship. 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.