Susan Athey's Students (Graduate and Undergraduate)


Graduate Advising


Note 1: At MIT, only two faculty members formally form the Ph.D. committee, but students typically have more than two advisors.  I include here all students where I played the role equivalent of committee member, including meeting regularly and writing recommendation letters for the job market. 

Note 2: An asterisk indicates primary advisor or co-principal advisor.


Name Ph.D. Year Ph.D Institution Field Initial Placement Current Position
Margaret Hwang Smith 1996 Harvard Empirical Organizations Pomona
Jaime Ortega 1998 MIT Microeconomic Theory, Organizations Universidad Carlos III de Madrid same
Sharon Novak 1999 MIT Empirical Organizations MIT
Max Amarante 1999 MIT Microeconomic Theory Columbia University of Montreal
Paul Ellickson* 1999 MIT Empirical IO Rochester/Simon School same
Scott Ashworth 2000 MIT Applied Theory/ Political Economy Harvard Government Chicago, Harris School
Astrid Dick* 2002 MIT Empirical IO, Banking Federal Reserve Board (DC) INSEAD
Katherine Doornik 2002 Stanford GSB Microeconomic Theory, Organizations University College Oxford St. John's College Oxford
Erin Baker 2002 Stanford MSE Microeconomic Theory/ Environmental University of Massachusetts, Amherst same
Mara (Berman) Lederman 2003 MIT Empirical IO University of Toronto Business same
Eiichiro Kazumori* 2003 Stanford Microeconomic Theory, Auctions Cal Tech Postdoc University of Buffalo
Donald Nichols* 2003 Stanford Empirical Health Economics Washington University in St. Louis IMPAQ  
Ravi Singh 2003 Stanford Microeconomic Theory, Organizations Harvard Business School  
Pai Yin 2003 Stanford Empirical IO, Auctions Harvard Business School MIT Sloan School
David Miller* 2004 Stanford Microeconomic Theory UC San Diego same
Amalia Miller 2004 Stanford Empirical Applied Microeconomics University of Virginia same
Kelly Wang 2004 Stanford Empirical IO, Banking, Econometrics University of Tokyo Federal Reserve Board (D.C.)
Morten Sorenson 2004 Stanford Empirical IO, Finance University of Chicago GSB Columbia
Lu Han 2005 Stanford Empirical IO, Real Estate, Finance University of Toronto Business same
Catherine Tucker 2005 Stanford Empirical IO, Strategy MIT Sloan School same
Vinicius Carrasco* 2005 Stanford Microeconomic Theory, Organizations Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro same
Matthew Osborne* 2006 Stanford Empirical IO Department of Justice BEA, Department of Commerce
Ignacio Esponda* 2006 Stanford Microeconomic Theory New York University   same
Saumitra Jha* 2006 Stanford Development/ History/Political Economics/Theory Harvard University, Academy Scholar Post-Doc Stanford GSB
Nageeb Ali* 2007 Stanford Microeconomic Theory UC San Diego same
Enrique Seira 2007 Stanford Empirical Development/IO World Bank ITAM, Mexico
Sean Chu* 2007 Stanford Empirical IO Federal Reserve Board (DC) same
Robin Lee 2008 Harvard Empirical and Theoretical IO New York University, Yahoo! Research Post-doc same
Jonathan Kolstad 2009 Harvard Empirical Health/IO Wharton same
Eric Budish 2009 Harvard Market Design/Microeconomic Theory Chicago GSB same
Mihai Manea 2009 Harvard Microeconomic Theory MIT same
Itay Fainmesser 2010 Harvard Microeconomic Theory/Networks/Market Design Brown same
Maya Meidan 2011 Stanford Industrial Organization/Trade Cornerstone same
Yuichi Yamamoto 2011 Harvard Microeconomic Theory U. Penn same
Jacob Leshno 2012 Harvard Microeconomic Theory/Market Design
Eduardo Azevedo 2012 Harvard Microeconomic Theory/Market Design





Undergraduate Advising


These students either wrote a thesis under my supervision, or else I served as an advisor and letter-writer for their graduate school applications.   


Name Undergrad B.A. Year Ph.D Institution Ph.D. Year Initial Placement Undergrad Thesis Title (My thesis advisees only)
Irena Asmundson MIT 1998 Stanford 2005 IMF The Impact of 911 Technology on Health Outcomes and Hospital Allocation for Automobile Accidents
Marcos Chamon MIT 1998 Harvard 2004 IMF  
Sandra Chan MIT 1998 MIT ABD   Charles River Associates
Winnie Choi MIT 1998 Stanford 2005 Barclays Capital  
Robin Greenwood MIT 1998 Harvard 2003 Harvard Business School  
Heather Wasserlain MIT 1999 NA     Technology and Market Structure of the Pre-Jet Aircraft Industry
Cristian Voicu Stanford 2002 Harvard 2007 Redbrick Partners Dynamic Procurement Auctions with Capacity Constraints  (Stanford University Firestone Medal Winner)
Justin Svec Stanford 2003 Columbia     Default Risk in Banking
Alex Kendall Stanford 2004 MIT     Stochastic Bundling With and Without a Secondary Market (Sobieski Award Winner)
Florian Reichling Stanford 2004 NA     Effects of Reputation Mechanisms on Fraud Prevention at eBay
Julia Thornton Stanford 2004 Minnesota      
Eric Sun Stanford 2005 Stanford Statistics    

The Effects of Auction Parameters on Price Dispersion and Bidder Entry on eBay:

A Conditional Logit Analysis (Anna Laura Meyers Prize Winner)

Clara Anderson Harvard 2009 NA NA  

Who Moves Preferences And Why? Quantifying Social Influence In An Experiment Involving Harvard Undergraduates

Scott Kominers Harvard 2009 Harvard  
Rezwan Haque Harvard 2009 Harvard  
Alexander Marcus Harvard 2009 Harvard  
Dmitry Taubinski Harvard 2009 Harvard  
David Yang Harvard 2009 Harvard
Fan Zhang Harvard 2009 Harvard
Michael Diadato Harvard 2010 NA Survival of the Biddest: Bid Wars on eBay and How Sellers Can Respond