Jacob 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.
His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy.
Leshno holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University, as well as an MSc and BSc in pure mathematics from Tel Aviv University. Most recently, he was an assistant professor in the Decision, Risk, and Operations Division of Columbia Business School. He also spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, and previously worked at Yahoo! and IBM.