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 an Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School, cross-appointed in the Harvard Department of Economics. He is also an Affiliate of the Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, an Associate of the Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society, and a Research Economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research. From 2013-2017, he was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. In Spring 2016, he was also a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Martin School.

Kominers served as the Institute's inaugural Research Fellow from 2011-2013; he continues to work with the University of Chicago 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 and intellectual property, mathematical economics, game theory, law and economics, and the economics of market entry.

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. He was awarded the 2010 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize, and has held grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Harvard Milton fund, the Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program, the John M. Olin Center at Harvard Law School, the American Mathematical Society, and the Simons Foundation.