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Sara Fisher Ellison

Senior lecturer of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Sara Fisher Ellison is currently Senior Lecturer in the MIT Economics Department, and has previously been the Richard B. Fisher member at the Institute for Advanced Study (2003-2004), the Arch Shaw National Fellow at the Hoover Institution (1999-2000), and a Research Economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research (1992-1994). Her research ranges widely, including theoretical econometrics, finance, and gender diversity. Recent research has investigated a number of questions in industrial organization, with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry and ecommerce.

She is an award-winning teacher, and her courses include econometrics and industrial organization at the Ph.D. level, econometrics and applied microeconomics at the MBA level, and econometrics at the undergraduate levels. She is active in undergraduate and Ph.D. advising. She currently serves on the editorial board of three industrial organization journals, IJIO, JIE, and RIO. She also has consulting experience, providing litigation support and management guidance.


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology