The New Emerging Role in Big Tech? Economists


The New Emerging Role in Big Tech? Economists

To maximize the potential of big data, firms are looking for employees with a new skill set.

Economists are finding purpose outside of academia as their perspective becomes more valuable to technology companies.

Economics of Technology Professor Susan Athey explains how they offer new ways of mapping business objectives to metrics, incentives, and success.


For media inquiries, visit the Newsroom.
Explore More


Dolmarie Mendez. Credit: Erika Rodriguez
January 31, 2020

How Latino Entrepreneurs Can Boost the U.S. Economy

Latinos are launching businesses at an unprecedented pace, but barriers — some long-standing, some brand new — keep them from reaching their potential.


A female programmer works on a computer. Credit: Reuters/Marko Djurica
January 23, 2020

Is Workplace Equality the Economy’s Hidden Engine?

In 1960, 94% of doctors and lawyers were white men. Today that number has fallen to 60%, and the economy has benefited dramatically because of it.


A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India. Credit: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
November 22, 2019

Uncertainty Drags Down Global Growth

Tariffs and trade policy uncertainty have had a chilling impact on business, a Stanford scholar says.