Andrey Fradkin

Andrey Fradkin is a postdoctoral associate at the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT. He studies the effects of digital technologies on the economy, the design of online platforms, and the economics of search and matching markets. With regard to platform design, he has studied and worked to implement search and matching algorithms, reputation systems, experimentation policies, and user acquisition strategies at Airbnb, Inc. He has also provided expert input on these topics to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Federal Trade Commission. 

Yusuke Narita

Yusuke Narita is a Ph.D. stu­dent in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His cur­rent research inter­est cen­ters around mar­ket design and eco­nom­ics of edu­ca­tion. He has been work­ing on empirical/experimental/theoretical projects on the design of pub­lic school choice sys­tems, espe­cially how it inter­acts with long-term edu­ca­tion pro­duc­tion and school qual­ity. He is cur­rently a mem­ber of an SEII project on the effects of a reform in the selec­tive pub­lic high school choice sys­tem in Chicago.

Scott Kominers

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. 

John Hatfield

John William Hatfield is an Associate Professor in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies market design--an engineering-oriented field of economic theory that considers how the design of the rules and regulations of a market affects the functioning and outcomes of that market. In particular, he studies matching theory, a field of economics that studies markets in which agents have explicit preferences over whom they buy from and sell to, not just over the underlying goods bought and sold.