Sendhil Mullainathan

Professor of Economics, Harvard University and CEPR Research Fellow

Sendhil Mullainathan is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He has done inter-disciplinary research in areas as diverse as labour market discrimination, micro-finance, executive compensation, cigarette smoking and corruption in developing countries. His current research integrates psychology into understanding social problems using field work, large data sets and economic modeling.

He is a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and a Sloan fellowship. He is also a Founding Member of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a Co-Director of the Financial Access Initiative, Board Member of the Bureau of Research in Economic Analysis of Development and Research Fellow at Innovations for Poverty Action, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Member of the Russell Sage Foundation Behavioral Economics Roundtable.

Previously, he was a Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His articles have been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the World Bank Economic Review. Recently his work received coverage in The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Business Week, The Economist, and by CNN, MSNBC, and NPR.

Recent work by Sendhil Mullainathan