maciej h kotowski

maciej h kotowski Maciej H. Kotowski
Associate Professor
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

e-mail: maciej_kotowski [at]

office: L-210 at Harvard Kennedy School [ map ]
office hours: by appointment only

about me

I am an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. My research and teaching focus on microeconomic theory. I am particularly interested in auctions, mechanism and market design, game theory, and matching markets.
[ pdf ] Curriculum Vitae | December 9, 2016.
[ link ] Harvard Kennedy School Faculty Listing
[ link ] Pronunciation of "Maciej"


I am teaching the following courses in the 2017-18 academic year.

Advanced Microeconomic Analysis I [api 109 :: fall 2017]
Microeconomic Theory I [api 111 / econ 2020a / hbs 4010 :: fall 2017]

working papers

Endowments, Exclusion, and Exchange (with Ivan Balbuzanov)
[ link ] HKS Faculty Research Working Paper RWP17-016 | March 28, 2017.
Liquidity Risk in Sequential Trading Networks (with Shachar Kariv and C. Matthew Leister)
Multi-period Matching (with Sangram V. Kadam)
Time Horizons, Lattice Structures, and Welfare in Multi-period Matching Markets (with Sangram V. Kadam)
A Note on Stability in One-to-One, Multi-period Matching Markets
First-Price Auctions with Budget Constraints
Signaling with Audits: Mimicry, Wasteful Expenditures, and Non-Compliance in a Model of Tax Enforcement (with David A. Weisbach and Richard J. Zeckhauser)
Trading Networks and Equilibrium Intermediation (with C. Matthew Leister)

published / forthcoming papers

On Asymmetric Reserve Prices
Theoretical Economics, Forthcoming
If Many Seek, Ye Shall Find: Search Externalities and New Goods (with Richard J. Zeckhauser)
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Forthcoming
Bribing in First-Price Auctions: Corrigendum (with Shiran Rachmilevitch)
Rules and Standards when Compliance Costs are Private Information (with David A. Weisbach and Richard J. Zeckhauser)
The War of Attrition and the Revelation of Valuable Information (with Fei Li)
Audits as Signals (with David A. Weisbach and Richard J. Zeckhauser)
On the Continuous Equilibria of Affiliated-Value, All-Pay Auctions with Private Budget Constraints (with Fei Li)
Auction Choice for Ambiguity-Averse Sellers Facing Strategic Uncertainty: Comment

other documents / professional matters

In compliance with conflict of interest policies at Harvard Kennedy School, here [ pdf ] you can find a statement outlining my outside professional activities and potential conflicts of interest.