Robin S. Lee is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he teaches courses on industrial organization for doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students. Dr. Lee is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and previously served on the faculty at New York University Stern School of Business.
Dr. Lee has extensive experience developing and applying formal analytic frameworks to model firm competition in a diverse set of industries. He has analyzed proposed mergers in health care, media, and energy markets on behalf of both merging parties and government agencies, and has provided consulting expertise on varied topics including the design of health plan menus.
Dr. Lee’s research interests lie primarily in industrial organization, and also include applied microeconomic theory and health economics. His research has examined how firms bargain, contract, and form supply relationships in imperfectly competitive markets. Topics covered by his work include vertical integration, mergers, and exclusive deals in media and in multisided, platform-based technology markets; insurer-provider consolidation, narrow networks, and selective contracting in healthcare markets; and market design innovation in financial markets. Dr. Lee has published articles in journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, and the RAND Journal of Economics, and his work has been supported by the National Science Foundation. He is a co-editor of American Economic Journal: Microeconomics and a recipient of the Econometric Society's Frisch Medal.
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PhD, Business Economics, Harvard University
AM, Economics, Harvard University
AB, Economics, Harvard University