Digital Business Initiative

The Digital Business Initiative seeks to empower business leaders by equipping them with the tools and methods to analyze data and make informed decisions in data-rich environments.

We investigate management issues related to organizing and leading data-driven initiatives in business and government.

Latest Research

Susan Athey
The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda (forthcoming). University of Chicago Press, January

This paper provides an assessment of the early contributions of machine learning to economics, as well as predictions about its future contributions. It begins by briefly overviewing some themes from...

Susan Athey, Guido W. Imbens, Thai Pham, Stefan Wager
American Economic Review. May
2017, Vol. 107, Issue 5, Pages 278-81

There is a large literature on semiparametric estimation of average treatment effects under unconfounded treatment assignment in settings with a fixed number of covariates. More recently attention has focused on...

Susan Athey, Guido W. Imbens
Journal of Economic Perspectives. May
2017, Vol. 31, Issue 2, Pages 3-32

In this paper, we discuss recent developments in econometrics that we view as important for empirical researchers working on policy evaluation questions. We focus on three main areas, in each...