Curriculum Vitae

I am an associate professor at the Harvard University Department of Economics.
My research interests include:
  • Statistical decision theory (applied to experimental design, machine learning, policy choice, and empirical Bayes methods)
  • Statistics as a social process (publication bias etc.), the use of economic theory in econometrics
  • Identification and causality
  • Economic inequality and (optimal) taxation.

This website includes:
  • Manuscripts and presentation slides for my papers.
  • Syllabi, slides, and readers for my classes, and an open online textbook on economic inequality.
  • Links to my op-eds.
  • Source-code and interactive apps implementing methods proposed in my research (for optimal experimental design, estimating publication bias, optimal policy choice using machine learning, etc.)