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Research Interests

Professor Schummer's research areas include game theory and mechanism design.

Within those areas, Professor Schummer's work ranges from foundational models yielding qualitative insights, to more practical models yielding more direct advice. A central theme in his work is the question: Taking incentives into account, how can goods best be (re)allocated?  Professor Schummer's past work on auctions is an example of this. He is currently working on the design of incentive mechanisms for the reallocation of airport landing slots, the assignment of randomly arriving objects, and on matching and scheduling platforms. 

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of Rochester

… → 1997

Economics, MA, University of Rochester

… → 1995

Finance, BS, Pennsylvania State University

… → 1992

Research interests

  • Applied Probability
  • Collective Decision-making
  • Game Theory
  • Market Design
  • Mechanism Design

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  • Research Output

    • 484 Citations
    • 15 Article
    • 2 Chapter
    • 2 Working paper
    • 1 Conference contribution

    Incentives in landing slot problems

    Schummer, J. & Abizada, A., Jul 1 2017, In : Journal of Economic Theory. 170, p. 29-55 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Incentives in Landing Slot Problems

    Schummer Jr, J. P. & Abizada, A., Feb 22 2016, 45 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  • Influencing Waiting Lists

    Schummer Jr, J. P., May 16 2016, 41 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  • Assignment of arrival slots

    Schummer, J. & Vohra, R. V., May 1 2013, In : American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. 5, 2, p. 164-185 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 26 Scopus citations

    An ascending vickrey auction for selling bases of a matroid

    Bikhchandani, S., De Vries, S., Schummer, J. & Vohra, R. V., Mar 1 2011, In : Operations Research. 59, 2, p. 400-413 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 33 Scopus citations