Jörn Boehnke combines tools from computer science and applied microeconomics to answer questions in industrial organization. He is an expert at sourcing and analyzing large data sets from all over the Internet. His current work focuses on pricing cycles, platform and market dynamics, energy policy, and large-scale demand estimation.
Boehnke joined the Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications at Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2015. He is also a fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. He earned an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. In addition, he completed a Diplom in mathematics and a Diplom in physics at Leipzig University. He also spent two years abroad at Seoul National University (Republic of Korea) and one year at Nanjing University (PR China). He has been awarded fellowships by the Haniel Foundation, the NET Institute, and the German National Academic Foundation, and served on program committees of the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC) and the conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications (AMMA).
Boehnke designed the web programming and big data curriculum, "Acquiring Data from the WWW: Programming, Ethics, and Practice," and has been teaching it since the Institute's inaugural Research Experience for Undergraduates in 2012.