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Fiona Scott Morton

Fiona M. Scott Morton

Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics

Fiona M. Scott Morton is the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics at the Yale University School of Management where she has been on the faculty since 1999.  Her area of academic research is industrial organization, with a focus on empirical studies of competition. The focus of her current research is competition in healthcare markets and the economics of antitrust. From 2011-12 Professor Scott Morton served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis (Chief Economist) at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she helped enforce the nation’s antitrust laws. At Yale SOM she teaches courses in the area of competitive strategy and antitrust economics. She served as Associate Dean from 2007-10 and has won the School’s teaching award three times. She founded and directs the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale, a vehicle to provide more antitrust programming and policy projects to Yale students. Professor Scott Morton has a BA from Yale and a PhD from MIT, both in Economics. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences across the United States and Europe.


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
  • BA, Yale University, 1989

Selected Works


Working Papers


  • Academic Grant: The impact of antitrust on competition, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, 2018
  • Yale SOM Alumni Association Teaching Award, Yale School of Management Alumni Association, 2015-2015, 2006-2007
  • Health Care Research Award For "The Effect of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization" American Economic Review, Vol.100, No. 1, 590-607, with Mark Duggan, National Institute for Health Care Management, 2011
  • National Science Foundation Research Grant 1064341, "The Industrial Organization of the Biologics Industry: Theory, Empirics and Policy", 2011-2013
  • Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review, 2010, 2011
  • Green Award, Journal of Marketing Research, 2007
  • National Science Foundation Research Grant, 1998-2002, 2001-2003, 2005-2008