I am a Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the founder of the Gifts of Athena collective blog.

My general research interests lie at the intersection of several subfields of economics: technical change, labor, health, and organizational economics. Most of my work deals with the organization of the “ideas sector” of the economy, and the consequences of different institutional arrangements for innovation, and ultimately economic growth.

A research summary published in the NBER Reporter provides a good introduction to my research activities, many of which are performed with Joshua Graff Zivin of UCSD.