Scott Kominers

Scott KominersScott Duke Kominers
MBA Class of 1960 Associate Professor of Business Administration
Entrepreneurial Management Unit
Harvard Business School

Scott Duke Kominers is the MBA Class of 1960 Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School, as well as a Faculty Affiliate of the Harvard Department of Economics and 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. He teaches the MBA elective course “Making Markets” and a doctoral course on market design. He also periodically writes for Bloomberg View.

Kominers’s research focuses on market design, developing economic analysis that provides practical solutions to real-world problems. He works at all stages of the economic design process—building underlying theory and technology, identifying new design applications, and working with practitioners to implement solutions to market failures. He also advises startups engaged in marketplace development and design, and co-leads one of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity global working groups on inequality.

Kominers has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Star Family Fund, the William F. Milton Fund, and the Oxford Martin School, among others. He received the AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize in 2010, was named a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow in 2015, and won the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising in 2016.

After receiving his AB summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in mathematics (with a minor in ethnomusicology) at Harvard University in 2009, Kominers earned his AM and PhD in Business Economics at Harvard, in 2010 and 2011, respectively. From 2011-2013, he was the inaugural Research Scholar at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago; then from 2013-2017, he was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.

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