Aaron Kaye


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Business and Economics program at the University of Michigan. My interests include industrial organization, digital economics, and health. 

My research examines questions related to consumer search, platform design, the value of information, and market power in online markets. 

Since 2019, I have worked as a summer researcher in the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Before arriving at Michigan, I worked as a research assistant in the Empirical Economics group at Microsoft Research New England.

I will be joining MIT Sloan as a Postdoctoral Associate (FutureTech, Initiative on the Digital Economy) in Summer 2024. Then, I will join Boston University (Questrom School of Business) as an Assistant Professor of Marketing with a courtesy appointment in the Economics Department in Fall 2025.


Ying Fan (Co-Chair)

Department of Economics

University of Michigan


Francine Lafontaine (Co-Chair)

Business Economics 

University of Michigan


Susan Athey

Stanford University
Graduate School of Business


Zach Brown  

Department of Economics

University of Michigan