Author: Sendhil Mullainathan
Sendhil Mullainathan is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a co-founder of ideas42, a non-profit organization that applies behavioral science to social problems. Mullainathan's work focuses on the intersection of economics, psychology, and computer science, with a particular emphasis on studying poverty, development economics, and behavioral economics. He has made significant contributions to the field by exploring how psychological insights can inform economic models and policies. In addition to his academic pursuits, Mullainathan has also served as an advisor to various organizations and policymakers. He has been recognized for his research contributions with several prestigious awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002 and the John Bates Clark Medal in 2018, which is awarded to the best American economist under the age of 40.