Yale School of Management

Fiona M. Scott Morton

Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics

Fiona M. Scott Morton a 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 empirical industrial organization, with a focus on empirical studies of competition in areas such as pricing, entry, and product differentiation. Her published articles range widely across industries from magazines, to shipping, to pharmaceuticals, to internet retailing, and is published in leading economics journals. The focus of her current research is competition in healthcare markets and antitrust (competition) economics. From 2011-12 Professor Scott Morton served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics 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. She won the School's teaching award in 2007 and 2016. She has filled an editing role on various academic economics journals, has won serveral research grants from the National Science Foundation, and is a Research Associate at NBER. Professor Scott Morton has a BA from Yale and a PhD from MIT. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences across the United States and Europe. Professor Scott Morton lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband and three children.



Achievements and Awards

Yale School of Management Alumni Association Teaching Award, 2015-2016

Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, 2011-12

Green Award, Journal of Marketing Research, 2007
Yale School of Management Alumni Association Teaching Award, 2006-2007
National Science Foundation Research Grant, 1998-2002, 2001-2003, 2005-2008


Journal of Economic Perspectives, Associate Editor, 2007-2010
BE Journal of Economics Analysis and Policy, Editor, 2006-2010

Member American Economic Review Board of Editors, 2011-present


American Economics Association
NBER Research Associate, Industrial Organization

Selected Articles

Ho, Kate, Joseph Hogan, and Fiona Scott Morton (2015) "The Impact of Consumer Inattention on Insurer Pricing in Medicare Part D" (forthcoming RAND Journal of



Cooper, Zack and Fiona Scott Morton, "Out-of-Network Emergency-Physician Bills--An Unwelcome Surprise" New England Journal of Medicine 375;20: 1915-1918. Reprinted in NEJM Catalyst 12/29/2016.


Dubois, Pierre, Olivier de Mouzon, Fiona Scott Morton, and Paul Seabright (2015) "Market Size and Pharmaceutical Innovation, " RAND Journal of Economics: 46:4:844-871.

Scott Morton, Fiona and Carl Shapiro (2014) "Strategic Patent Portfolio Acquisitions: an Economic Analysis" Antitrust Law Journal Volume 79, Number 2, 463-499.


Scott Morton, Fiona, Florian Zettelmeyer, and Jorge Silva-Risso (2011) “What Matters in a Price Negotiation: Evidence from the US Auto Retailing Industry,” Quantitative Marketing and Economics: 9:365-402.

Dafny, Leemore, David Dranove, Frank Limbrock, and Fiona Scott Morton (2011) “Data Impediments to Empirical Work in Health Insurance Markets” BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: 11:2: Article 8.

Lafontaine, Francine and Fiona Scott Morton (2010) “State Franchise Laws, Dealer Terminations, and the Auto Crisis” Journal of Economic Perspectives 24(3) 233-50.

Duggan, Mark and Fiona Scott Morton (2010) “The Effect of the Medicare Drug Benefit on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization,” American Economic Review 100(1) 590-607.


Duggan, Mark, Patrick Healey, and Fiona Scott Morton (2008) “Providing Prescription Drug Coverage to the Elderly: America's Experiment with Medicare Part D” Journal of Economic Perspectives: 22(4) 69-92.



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