Scott Page

Scott Page

  • John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor of Complexity, Social Science, and Management
  • Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross
  • Professor of Political Science, Professor of Complex Systems, Professor of Economics, LS&A
Education
  • PhD Northwestern University 1993
  • MA Northwestern University 1990
  • MA University of Wisconsin 1988
  • AB University of Michigan 1985

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 764-1376
Email
Room
R4356
Research

Scott E Page’s research focuses on the function of diversity in complex social systems, the potential for collective intelligence, and the design of institutions for meeting the challenges of a complex world. 

A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, Scott was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011, and in 2019, he was awarded a Distinguished University Professorship from the University of Michigan, the university’s highest academic honor.

He is the author of more than ninety research papers in a variety of fields including: game theory, economics, political theory, formal political science, sociology, psychology, philosophy, physics, public health, geography, computer science, and management.  

His fifth book,The Model Thinker, was published by Basic Books in November 2018, and has been an Amazon Best Seller in more than ten categories and is being translated into five languages.  His previous books include, the Axios award winning, The Diversity Bonus, published in September 2017 with Princeton University Press and the Mellon Foundation, The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies (2008)and Complex Adaptive Social Systems (2009).

Scott has filmed two video series for The Great Courses and his online course Model Thinking has attracted over a million participants. A frequent public speaker, Scott has presented to the CIA, NASA, Bloomberg, Google, Boeing, the IMF, Genentech, Gilead, and AT Kearney.  Scott has also been a featured speaker at The New York Times New Work Summit, Google Re:Work, The World Economic Forum – Davos, and The Aspen Ideas Festival.  Scott has consulted with the Federal Reserve System, the White House office of Personnel, Yahoo! Ford, DARPA, Procter and Gamble, BlackRock, and AB InBev.  

A native of Yankee Springs Michigan, Scott holds a BA in mathematics from The University of Michigan, and MA from The University of Wisconsin, and an MS and PhD in managerial economics and decision sciences from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Scott lives in Ann Arbor, MI, with his wife, University of Michigan political science professor Jenna Bednar and their dogs Oda and Hildy.  Their two sons, Orrie (20) and Cooper (18) attend college at MIT and the School of the Art Institute.

Directional behavioral spillover and cognitive load effects in multiple repeated games.

Authors
Bednar, J, Liu, T, Chen, Y, and Page, S.
Published Date
2019

Source

Experimental Economics
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
705-734

Optimal Team Composition for Tool Based Problem Solving

Authors
Bendor, J. and S. Page
Published Date
2019

Source

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
Volume: 
28
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
734-764
Authors
Scott Page
Published Date
05/07/2019

Source

Washington Post
Authors
Scott E Page
Published Date
12/2019

Source

The Smart Manager
Photo illustration of computer screen with COVID-19 data
Ross Thought In Action
Michigan Ross Professor Scott Page offers guidance for understanding the progression of COVID-19.

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