Robin S. Lee is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his A.B. and A.M. in Economics and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard, and previously served on the faculty at New York University Stern School of Business.
Professor Lee’s research examines how firms bargain, contract and form supply relationships in imperfectly competitive markets. His work develops and applies formal analytical frameworks that are flexible enough to capture important institutional details of real-world settings, and tractable enough for use by researchers and practitioners. He has examined several policy-relevant areas of debate across a variety of industries, including: narrow networks, selective contracting, and insurer-provider consolidation in health care markets; vertical integration, mergers, and exclusive deals in cable television and technology markets; and market design innovation in financial markets. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation.