Economics

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.

January 31, 2020

| by Julie Griesert

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.

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