Robin S. Lee is Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Faculty Research Fellow at 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.
Lee's research aims to deepen our understanding of 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 and insurer-provider consolidation in health care markets, vertical mergers in cable television and technology markets, and financial market design innovation. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation.