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Susan Athey: CSE Distinguished Lecture, November 13

Renowned economist Susan Athey will deliver the third CSE Distinguished Lecture of the year on Tuesday November 13 at 3:30 in the Atrium of the Allen Center.  The title of her talk is “Machine Learning meets Economics: Using Theory, Data, and Experiments to Design Markets.”

Athey is a professor of economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford in 1995 and taught at MIT for six years, at Stanford for five years, and at Harvard for six years, before returning to Stanford this fall.  Her current research focuses on the economics of the Internet, online advertising and media markets, auctions, and marketplace design.  She is the first female recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the American economist under the age of 40 who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.  In 2012 she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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November 5, 2012