Scott is a Research Partner at a16z crypto, focusing on market and incentive design, game theory, tokenomics, platform strategy, and consumer applications. He is also a Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Harvard Department of Economics, where he teaches on marketplaces and web3.
Scott advises companies engaged in marketplace development and design, as well as a number of web3 projects. He is also involved in a number of NFT communities. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Star Family Fund, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and the Oxford Martin School, among others; and he received the AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize in 2010, was named a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow in 2015, and won the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising in 2016, and a Webby Award in 2018.
Scott completed his PhD in Business Economics at Harvard University in Spring 2011. Outside of his day jobs, Scott is an avid puzzle creator and solver, and also performs math rap.