maciej h kotowski

maciej h kotowski

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, matching markets, and economic networks.

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Maciej H. Kotowski
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02138, USA

e-mail: maciej_kotowski [at]
tel: +1.617.495.8514

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


I am teaching the following courses in the 2019-20 academic year.

Advanced Microeconomic Analysis I [api 109 :: fall 2019]
Microeconomic Theory I [api 111 / econ 2020a / hbs 4010 :: fall 2019]

published + forthcoming papers

Endowments, Exclusion, and Exchange (with Ivan Balbuzanov)
First-Price Auctions with Budget Constraints
Multiperiod Matching (with Sangram V. Kadam)
Time Horizons, Lattice Structures, and Welfare in Multi-period Matching Markets (with Sangram V. Kadam)
Liquidity Risk in Sequential Trading Networks (with Shachar Kariv and C. Matthew Leister)
On Asymmetric Reserve Prices
If Many Seek, Ye Shall Find: Search Externalities and New Goods (with Richard J. Zeckhauser)
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

drafts + working papers

A Perfectly Robust Approach to Multiperiod Matching Problems
Trading Networks and Equilibrium Intermediation (with C. Matthew Leister)
Efficient Division When Preferences are Private: Using the Expected Externality Mechanism (with Christina Aperjis and Richard J. Zeckhauser)
Signaling with Audits: Mimicry, Wasteful Expenditures, and Non-Compliance in a Model of Tax Enforcement (with David A. Weisbach and Richard J. Zeckhauser)

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.