I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and did my undergraduate degree in economics and statistics  at the University of the Witwatersrand.  Curious about what the wider world had to offer, I traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan to study for a PhD in Economics at the University of Michigan.  I wrote large parts of my thesis upstairs at one of the country’s best delicatessens, Zingerman’s.   After graduation I joined the faculty at Harvard’s economics department, as assistant and then associate professor, teaching industrial organization and market design.  I am currently a principal researcher in the exciting interdisciplinary environment of Microsoft Research New England.