Susan Athey, Stanford

Susan Athey is the economics of technology professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research is in the areas of industrial organization, microeconomic theory and applied econometrics.

Athey's current research focuses on the economics of the internet, marketplace design, auction theory, the statistical analysis of auction data, and the intersection of econometrics and machine learning. She has focused on several applications, including timber auctions, internet search, online advertising, the news media, and virtual currency.

Athey advises governments and businesses on the design of auction-based marketplaces. She has served as a long-term consultant for Microsoft Corporation since 2007, including a period as chief economist. She also serves as a long-term advisor to the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, helping to architect and implement their auction-based pricing system.

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