Main Content

Matthew Mitchell

Matthew Mitchell

Matthew Mitchell

Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy


PhD, University of Rochester
MA, University of Rochester
BS, Penn State University


My research focuses on the economics of innovation, incentive contracts and industrial organization. I'm interested in how the organization of industries and the nature of contracts impacts incentives to innovate, and how in turn the technology that comes from innovation impacts the organization of industry. I'm currently the managing editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, and an associate editor at the RAND Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Theory.

Academic Positions

  • 2012-present

    Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2007-2012

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2006-2007

    Associate Professor, University of Iowa

  • 2001-2006

    Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

  • 1997-2001

    Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Non-Academic Positions

  • 1997-2001

    Adjunct Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

Industrial Organization, Economics of Innovation and New Technology

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2013-present

    Associate Editor, RAND Journal of Economics,

  • 2013-present

    Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Theory,

  • 2012-2015

    Associate Editor, American Economic Review,

  • 2008-2014

    Associate Editor, Review of Economic Dynamics,

  • 2007-2012

    Associate Editor, International Economic Review,

  • 2007-2009

    Associate Editor, Economics Bulletin,