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Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Conversation with Sendhil Mullainathan, Co-Author of Scarcity

Sendhil Mullainathan is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” As a Behavioral Economist, he regularly straddles the boundary between research and application. He is the Founder of ideas42, a non-profit organization that applies behavioral economics to real world problems, and a Founding Member of the Poverty Action Lab (JPAL).  He has worn many hats as one of the nation’s top economists, contributing to organizations such as: the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Bureau of Research in the Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). Professor Mullainathan’s research spans the social sciences to answer to the world’s pressing questions relating to poverty, finance, and development. Specific topics of scholarship include corruption, discrimination, healthcare, and tax incentives. His latest project applies machine learning algorithms to social science using “big data.”

  • Location:
    Seminar Room, Center for Public Leadership, 1st Floor, Taubman Building
  • Date:
    Thursday, September 19, 2013
  • Time:
    6:00 PM

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