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James Schummer

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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How Auctions­ Help Solve Some of the World’s Most Complicated Problems

Whenever you turn your lights on, query Google, or stream a video on your phone, it’s likely an auction happened in the background. Our faculty discuss the decades of research that helped make auctions so ubiquitous.

Researchers: Robert Weber, Jeroen Swinkels, Sandeep Baliga, James Schummer and Joshua Mollner

November 11, 2020


Is There a Better Way to Allocate Organs to Transplant Patients?

Two ideas for changing a system where people linger on waitlists while kidneys spoil.

Researchers: Chaithanya Bandi, Nikolaos Trichakis, Phebe Vayanos and James Schummer

December 2, 2016


Maximize the Returns, Lower the Risk

Using the right tools to grow savings and improve investment outcomes.

Researchers: Benjamin Iverson, James Schummer and Willemien Kets

Which Plane Lands Last?

The tricky science of weather delays and airport landing slots

Researchers: James Schummer and Rakesh Vohra

May 3, 2012