Graduate Students:

NameDegreeYearInstitutionFieldInitial Placement
Hanzhe ZhangPhD2015ChicagoApplied Theory, Market DesignMichigan State University
Jörn BoehnkePhD2015ChicagoIndustrial OrganizationHarvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (postdoc)
Kentaro TomoedaPhD2015HarvardTheory,
Market Design
University of Technology Sydney

Undergraduate Students:

NameDegreeYearInstitutionFieldGrad InstitutionUndergrad Thesis Title
Janet LuAB, summa2014HarvardMarket DesignColumbia (PhD)Cardinal Utility and Incomplete Information in School Choice
Zoë HitzigAB, magna2016HarvardEvolutionary Game TheoryCambridge (MPhil)The Evolutionary Dynamics of Distributive Justice
David FreedAB, magna
with highest honors; SM
2016HarvardApplied MicroLabor Market Bargaining:
Theory and Evidence
from NBA Free Agency
Evan ZimmermanBA + honors2016ChicagoTradeEstimating the Welfare
Impact of The
American–Cuban Embargo

Economic Design Fellows:

NameHome Institution(s)YearFieldFellowship Project Title
Nick JaegerWoodside Priory School2015Applied MicroPolicing Domestic Violence:
The Impact of Shelter Funding
on Police Response
Max CytrynbaumChicago, Cambridge2015Market DesignUsing Lattice Geometry to Find All
Stable Allocations
Ravi JagadeesanHarvard2016Theory, Math,
Market Design
Equilibria and Strategic Behavior
in Large Matching Markets
Robbie MintonChicago2016Price Theory,
Applied Micro
Assessing Market Signals of
Inefficient Patent Enforcement
Ross Rheingans-YooHarvard2016Theory, Math,
Market Design
Graph Structure and Equilibrium
in Large Matching Markets
Joseph ShayaniStanford2016Theory, CS,
Market Design
Efficiency in ITQ Markets:
Overcoming Obstacles of
Bycatch and Market Power


  1. During my term at the Society of Fellows, I was not allowed to join PhD committees formally; nevertheless, I quasi-informally advised a number of students. Here, I list all students for whom I served in an advisory capacity (meeting regularly and writing placement letters).
  2. Undergraduate thesis titles are listed only for students for whom I served as thesis advisor.
  3. "Economic Design Fellows" are students who visited my research group for an extended period of time, usually during the summer. Since 2016, the Economic Design Fellows have been hosted by the Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications.