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    • Agglomerative Forces and Cluster Shapes 

      Kerr, William Robert; Kominers, Scott Duke (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press), 2014-10-28)
      We model spatial clusters of similar firms. Our model highlights how agglomerative forces lead to localized, individual connections among firms, while interaction costs generate a defined distance over which attraction ...
    • Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Kominers, Scott Duke; Luca, Michael; Naik, Nikhil (2018-01-01)
      New, “big” data sources allow measurement of city characteristics and outcome variables higher frequencies and finer geographic scales than ever before. However, big data will not solve large urban social science questions ...
    • Crowdsourcing City Government: Using Tournaments to Improve Inspection Accuracy 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Hillis, Andrew Blair; Kominers, Scott Duke; Luca, Michael (American Economic Association, 2016)
      The proliferation of big data makes it possible to better target city services like hygiene inspections, but city governments rarely have the in-house talent needed for developing prediction algorithms. Cities could hire ...
    • Delayed-response strategies in repeated games with observation lags 

      Fudenberg, Drew; Ishii, Yuhta; Kominers, Scott Duke (Elsevier BV, 2014)
      We extend the folk theorem of repeated games to two settings in which players' information about others' play arrives with stochastic lags. In our first model, signals are almost-perfect if and when they do arrive, that ...
    • Essays in Mechanism and Market Design 

      Tomoeda, Kentaro (2016-04-28)
      This thesis consists of three essays on mechanism and market design. The first chapter studies the question of when we can eliminate investment inefficiency in a general mechanism design model with transferable utility. ...
    • Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms 

      Cohen, Lauren Harry; Gurun, Umit G.; Kominers, Scott Duke (2014-11-06)
      We provide theoretical and empirical evidence on the evolution and impact of non-practicing entities (NPEs) in the intellectual property space. Heterogeneity in innovation, given a cost of commercialization, results in ...
    • Who will vote quadratically? Voter turnout and votes cast under quadratic voting 

      Kaplow, Louis; Kominers, Scott Duke (Springer Nature, 2017)
      Who will vote quadratically in large-N elections under quadratic voting (QV)? First, who will vote? Although the core QV literature assumes that everyone votes, turnout is endogenous. Drawing on other work, we consider the ...