Market design, with particular emphasis on giving away social goods such as affordable housing and public school seats, as well as allocation of hunting licenses, hiking permits, and discounted tickets to events.
Nick Arnosti is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Previously, Arnosti was an Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School, where he taught the MBA core class Operations Management, as well as a PhD elective on Rationing Social Goods. He received a PhD in Operations Research from Stanford University in 2016 (advised by Ramesh Johari and Paul Milgrom). His research focuses on market design, with particular emphasis on giving away social goods such as affordable housing and public school seats. He has also studied the allocation of hunting licenses, hiking permits, and discounted tickets to events.
Ph.D., Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering, 2016 B.S., Williams College, Mathematics and Computer Science, 2011
Publications & Awards
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Program Committee Member (EC 2018)
2015 Google PhD Fellowship.
2014 Lieberman-Danzig Fellowship.
Williams College Goldberg Scholar (2011)
Witte Problem Solving Prize in Mathematics (2010, 2011)
Williams Class of 1960’s Scholar (2010, 2011)
Top 200 in Putnam Exam (2009, 2010)
Arnosti, N., "Lottery Design for School Choice," forthcoming in Management Science, 2022.
Arnosti, N., “Greedy Matching in Bipartite Random Graphs,” Stochastic Systems, 2022.
N. Arnosti and T. Randolph. "Parallel Lotteries: Insights from Alaskan Hunting Permit Allocation," Management Science, 2021.
N. Arnosti, and S.M. Weinberg. "Bitcoin: A Natural Oligopoly," Management Science, 2022. Extended Abstract in Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS) 2019.
N. Arnosti, R. Johari and Y. Kanoria. "Managing Congestion in Matching Markets," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), 2021. Extended Abstract in ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC), 2014.
N. Arnosti and P. Shi. "Design of Lotteries and Waitlists for Affordable Housing Allocation," Management Science, 2020.
N. Arnosti and P. Shi. "How (Not) to Allocate Affordable Housing," AEA Papers and Proceedings, January 2019. Extended Abstract in ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC), 2017.
N. Arnosti, M. Beck, and P. Milgrom. "Adverse Selection and Auction Design for Internet Display Advertising," American Economic Review (AER), October 2016. Extended Abstract in ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC), 2015.
N. Arnosti, and J. Kalita. "Cutting Plane Training for Linear Support Vector Machines," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 2013.
N. Arnosti, R. Karpman, C. Leverson, J. Levinson, and S. Loepp. "Semi-Local Formal Fibers of Minimal Prime Ideals of Excellent Reduced Local Rings," Journal of Commutative Algebra, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2012.