Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Athey, Susan
Location Stanford University
Primary Field Economic Sciences
 Election Citation
Athey constructed general theory of optimal dynamic incentive mechanisms, and applied it to collusive practices of firms, optimal monetary policy, and repeated trading. Her prominent work on auctions establishes conditions for existence of monotonic equilibrium and for non-parametric identifiability, develops empirical tests of theory, and evaluates performance of government-run auctions.
 Research Interests
Susan 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 computer science and economics. Recently she has been working on theoretical and empirical studies of internet search, online advertising and the news media. She advises governments and businesses on the design of auction-based marketplaces.

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