Assistant Professor of Economics
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Pennsylvania (on leave 2018-2019)

Research Affiliate in Industrial Organization
Center for Economic Policy and Research Development (CEPR)

Contact Information
Phone: (908) 432-7889


Research Interests

I study various topics in microeconomics with a focus on models of information, including learning models where individuals have information-processing biases and how information influences equilibrium payoffs and behavior in dynamic games. I also work on questions related to discrimination, the optimal design of experiments and contracting, with applications to designing ratings systems and providing incentives in online labor markets.


Optimal Design of Experiments in the Presence of Interference 
with S. Baird, C. McIntosh and B. Ozler
Forthcoming in Review of Economics & Statistics, 2018. 
     [Working Paper Version]     [Replication Files]     [Design software]

The Language of Discrimination: Using Experimental versus Observational Data
with A. Imas and M. Rosenberg
AEA Papers & Proceedings, 108, 169-174, 2018.
     [Working Paper Version]

Informational Herding with Model Misspecification
Journal of Economic Theory, 163, 222-247, 2016.
     [Working Paper Version]


Social Learning with Model Misspecification: A Framework and a Robustness Result
with D. Hauser
Revised & Resubmitted to Econometrica.

The Dynamics of Discrimination: Theory and Evidence
with A. Imas and M. Rosenberg
Revised & Resubmitted to American Economic Review.

Using Persistence to Generate Incentives in a Dynamic Moral Hazard Problem
Revised & Resubmitted to Theoretical Economics.

Working Papers

Optimal Contracting with Costly State Verification, with an Application to Crowdsourcing
with T. Kravitz.

Optimal Rating Design with Moral Hazard.

Should Straw Polls be Banned? Communication and Collusion in Committees
with S.N. Ali.

Work in Progress

Misinterpreting Social Outcomes and Information Campaigns
with D. Hauser. 
    [Extended abstract]

Inaccurate Statistical Discrimination
with K. Haggag, A. Imas and D. Pope.


Power Calculation Software for Randomized Saturation Experiments
A. Bohren, P. Staples, S. Baird, C. McIntosh and B. Ozler
Version 1.0, 2016
Available from in R, Python, Matlab, Graphical User Interface (GUI)