Susan Athey

Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

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 PhD from Stanford, and she holds an honorary doctorate from Duke University. She previously taught at the economics departments at MIT, Stanford, and Harvard. Her research focuses on the economics of digitization, marketplace design, and the intersection of econometrics and machine learning. As one of the first “tech economists,” she served as consulting chief economist for Microsoft Corporation for six years, and now serves on the boards of Expedia, Rover, and Ripple. In 2007, she received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded by the American Economics Association to the American economist under the age of 40 who has made the greatest contribution to thought and knowledge.