Matthew S. (Matt) Shum

J. Stanley Johnson Professor of Economics

Matt Shum headshot
Mail Code: MC 228-77
Office: 301D Baxter Hall
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B.A., Columbia University, 1992; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998. Professor, Caltech, 2008-16; J. Stanley Johnson Professor, 2016-.

Research Interests

Industrial Organization and Econometrics

RESEARCH AREAS

Applied Microeconomics; Business, Economics and Management; Statistical Methodology

PROFILE

Matthew Shum's research lies at the intersection of industrial organization, econometrics, and applied microeconomics. He is trying to understand how rational consumer behavior actually is in the field, whether equilibrium models of rational decision making are appropriate for firms, and how optimal real-life firms behave.

Shum was previously on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University from 2000 to 2008. Before that, he was on the faculty at the University of Toronto from 1998 to 2000.

Selected Awards

Empirical Analysees of Committee Voting, grant from the National Science Foundation (SES-1061266, joint with Matias Iaryczower), 2011-2013

Empirical Analyses of Competitive Bidding, grant from the National Science Foundation (SES-0003352, joint with Han Hong), 2000-2003

Empirical Analyses of Competitive Bidding, grant from SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), 2000