Chicago Booth’s Emir Kamenica named Sloan Research Fellow

Emir Kamenica, associate professor of economics and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has been chosen as a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards fellowships annually in science, mathematics, economics and computer science to early-career scholars of outstanding promise “in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.”


“I felt quite honored to learn that I was selected as a Sloan Research Fellow. The award suggests that my work has at least some relevance for our discipline, which is of course extremely encouraging and motivating,” Kamenica said.

Kamenica’s research focuses on microeconomics, specifically on design of informational environments, behavioral industrial organization and dating and marriage markets. His recent papers include “Bayesian Persuasion,” published in the American Economic Review in 2011 and written with Matthew Gentzkow, the Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at Booth, who in 2009 was a Sloan Research Fellow.

Kamenica is an associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association.

UChicago scholars joining Kamenica as Sloan Research Fellows for 2013 include Dorian Abbott, assistant professor, and Jacob Waldbauer, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, both in Geophysical Sciences;and Wei Wei, assistant professor in Neurobiology. Three Booth professors—Veronica Guerrieri, Jesse Shapiro and Amir Sufi—were named Sloan Research Fellows in 2011.

Kamenica joined the Booth faculty in 2006, after receiving his doctorate in economics from Harvard University. He taught competitive strategy in the fall quarter.

The Sloan Research Fellowship is for two years, and each winner receives $50,000. More information about the award is available at