An economist who does everything

Thanks to Miles Kimball for pointing out this profile of Susan Athey:

In a profession that tends to encourage expertise in a single area, Athey’s research is distinguished for its diversity. When she won the Clark medal as the most influential U.S. economist under 40 — one of economics’ most prestigious prizes — the American Economic Association cited her work spanning fields from pure theory to the invention of new statistical tools and her analysis of real-world data.

Read on to discover the impacts of her work on auction theory, and her ongoing work with big data at Microsoft.

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