My lab is a wonderful group of students and researchers that I work with, some of whom I’m an advisor for. And although economists don’t usually have labs in the way that a neuroscientist does, we still try to promote a sense of group camaraderie – for example through lab events!

Interested in Joining the Lab


-Skills that make an applicant stronger include:

  • Interest in innovation
  • Knowledge of machine learning, computer science, electrical engineering
  • Empirical analysis skills (statistics or econometrics)
  • Facility with programming (e.g. R, SQL, Python, etc.)

I am currently looking for graduate students interested in working on the following topics:

  • Trends in Computing: Analysis of where computer progress has come from and how it can be provided in the future (e.g. analysis of computer hardware, algorithms, alternate types of computing (quantum, optical))
  • Economics of Machine Learning: Which techniques are important and why?  What impacts will machine learning have for industry?  Public policy?  Sustainability?

Interested applicants should send me an email at

To find our current lab members, please visit our team page.

Previous Lab Events

lablabSpring 2016 – Movie characters: Michael Wahlen, Sam Zyontz, Daniel Rock, Caroline Fry, Guillaume St. Jacques, Neil ThompsonlabFall 2015 – Back to the 80s: Neil Thompson, Ankur Chavda, Sam Zyontz, and Caroline FrylabSpring 2015: Jeff Kuhn, Sam Zyontz, Neil Thompson, Caroline Fry and Amn Rahman