ESP Biography



SCOTT KOMINERS, UChicago Research Scholar (economathemusicologist)




Major: Business Economics

College/Employer: University of Chicago

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Scott Kominers grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and attended Walt Whitman High School. He holds a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard. In MIT language that translates as Course 14/15. He completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard in Spring 2009, studying mathematics, economics, and ethnomusicology (18/14//21M, plus or minus epsilon). QED.

http://www.scottkom.com/



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Microeconomics in 50 Minutes in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
The title is self-explanatory.


How much do you bid? in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
First price auctions! Second price auctions! Auctions, auctions, and more auctions!


Why Matchmakers? in Spark! Spring 2009 (Mar. 07, 2009)
Matchmakers are not just used in marriage markets any more! Hospitals use national-scale matchmakers to assign medical students to residency positions and Boston uses similar mechanisms to assign students to public schools. But why? Two-sided matching markets abound; examples include the marriage, college admissions, and employment markets. In this class, we introduce stable matching, the solution concept for these markets. We then discuss the motivation for and application of stable matching mechanisms.


Microeconomics in 50 Minutes in Spark! Spring 2009 (Mar. 07, 2009)
The course title is self-explanatory.