MARKET DESIGN IN EDUCATION
This talk will focus on the application of market design research in education. Professor Pathak will talk about how academic research has influenced practice and how practice has influenced research.
Professor Parag A. Pathak
Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics,MIT
Parag A. Pathak is the Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics at MIT, founding co-director of the NBER Working Group on Market Design, and founder of MIT's School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), a laboratory focused on education, human capital, and the income distribution. Pathak has helped to design the Boston, Chicago, Denver, Newark, New Orleans, New York, and Washington DC school choice systems. His work on market design and education was garnered numerous recognitions including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the 2016 Social Choice and Welfare prize. He has also authored leading studies on charter schools, high school reform, selective education, and school vouchers. Pathak is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has served on the editorial boards of Econometrica, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Political Economy.