Northwestern University

Apr
30
Mon 4:30 PM

2018 Nancy L. Schwartz Lecture - Susan Athey

When: Monday, April 30, 2018
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM  

Where: James L Allen Center, Room 164, 2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Jennifer Byrd   847.467.4611

Group: Kellogg-Schwartz Lecture

Category: Academic

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Susan Athey – Marketplaces, Intermediaries, and Product Quality

Please join us for the 36th annual Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lecture. The lecture series is named in honor of Nancy Schwartz, Kellogg's first woman faculty member appointed to an endowed chair. In its illustrious history, the series has featured 16 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences laureates.

Monday, April 30

4:30 p.m. Open Reception
5:30 p.m. Lecture



FEATURED SPEAKER

Susan Athey is the Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received her bachelor's degree from Duke University and her Ph.D. from Stanford, and she holds an honorary doctorate from Duke University. She previously taught at the economics departments at MIT, Stanford and Harvard. In 2007, Professor Athey received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded by the American Economic Association to “that American economist under the age of forty who is adjudged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” She was elected to the National Academy of Science in 2012 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008. Professor Athey’s research focuses on the intersection of machine learning and econometrics, marketplace design, and the economics of digitization. She advises governments and businesses on marketplace design and platform economics.


 

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