Jacob Leshno is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Professor Leshno uses game theory, applied mathematics and microeconomic theory to study allocation mechanism and the design of marketplaces. His research looks into the design of school choice procedures that guide the allocation of students to schools, the assignment of patients to nursing homes, and the design of decentralized cryptocurrencies.
Before joining Chicago Booth, Jacob Leshno was an Assistant Professor in the Decision, Risk Operations group in the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He spent a year as a post-doc researcher in Microsoft Research New England, and previously worked at Yahoo! and IBM. Jacob holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University, completed under the supervision of Prof. Alvin Roth. He holds a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in pure math from Tel Aviv University.