Michael D. Whinston is the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management in the Applied Economics Group at MIT Sloan and Professor of Economics in the Economics Department.
Whinston was the Robert E. and Emily H. King Professor of Business Instutions in the Department of Economics, Northwestern University from 1998-2013. Previously, he was a Professor of Economics at Harvard University.
He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He was also a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow from 1990-1992. Whinston was awarded the Compass Lexicon Prize in 2008.