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Susan C. Athey

professor, economics, Harvard

Susan Athey is a professor of economics at Harvard University. She is an expert in a broad range of economic fields, including industrial organization, econometrics, and microeconomic theory, and has used game theory to examine firm strategy when firms have private information. In 2007, Professor Athey was named the first female recipient of the American Economic Association’s prestigious John Bates Clark Medal, awarded every other year to the most accomplished American economist under the age of 40 adjudged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. On April 28, 2008, she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.