In the News


A/B Testing Gets an Upgrade for the Digital Age, Insights by Stanford Business,  May 01, 2024

Future of Work: AI, Pivot Podcast, April 03, 2024

Night Class: Students Get Up-Close Look at Faculty Research Projects, School News and History, February 08, 2024

A.I. Can Help “Personalize” Policies to Reach the Right People, Insights by Stanford Business, January 22, 2024

Presidential Address, ASSA 2024, January 06, 2024

An Interview with Susan Athey, Founding Director of the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab at Stanford, Golub Capital, January 05, 2024

Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Bulletin, YoungStats Interviews Susan Athey, January 01, 2024


Immigrant Nobel Prize Laureates, Nobel Laureates in Economics:  International Collaboration and Social Impact, December 19, 2023

Tech increases access to contraceptives in Cameroon, Somewhere on Earth: The Global Tech Podcast, November 21, 2023

Capitol Gains: GSB Professors Share Their Expertise in DC and Beyond | Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business,  October 25, 2023

Is Your Business Ready to Jump Into A.I.? Read This First. | Stanford Graduate School of Business Stanford Graduate School of Business,  October 25, 2023

Responsible AI at the company level  | Fortune, Fortune, October 18, 2023

Machine-learning technique identifies people who would benefit most from treatment to reduce future cardiovascular disease risk, UCLA Health, April 13, 2023

A Novel Strategy for Fighting Discrimination on Online Platforms, Kellogg Insight, March 1, 2023

A low-cost fix for tech’s diversity problem, Stanford SIEPR, February 9, 2023

COVID-19 Lessons: Social Media Can Nudge More People to Get Vaccinated, Harvard Business School, February 10, 2023


AI and the Future of Work, The Stanford AI Lab Blog, December 20, 2018

Hunting for a Hot Job in High Tech? Try ‘Digitization Economist’, HBS Working Knowledge, October 29, 2018

Reshaping Markets to Solve Poverty and Inequality, Stanford GSB, October 10, 2018

Susan Athey: Why business leaders shouldn’t have blind faith in AI, Forbes India (from Stanford Business Insights), September 10, 2018

Fixing big data’s blind spot, Forbes India, June 8, 2018

Bitcoin: The Past, Present and Future, Bloomberg, April 26, 2018

Is it possible to be too data driven?, Bangkok Post, February 21, 2018

Can Amazon Go help the unbanked go digital?, Engadget, January 31, 2018

Susan Athey: Applying Machine Learning to the Economy, Stanford GSB News, January 29, 2018


Featured Economist, STEM Gems Book, 2016

Susan Athey on Machine Learning, Big Data, and Causation, Library of Economics and Liberty, September 12, 2016

Artificial Intelligence: The Economic and Policy Implications , Technology Policy Institute, September 12, 2016

Can business schools prepare students for a 70-year career?, Financial Times, September 8, 2016

Simulating Business Success, ANSYS Dimensions Magazine, Summer 2016

Designing Online Marketplaces, Programmatic I/O San Francisco, AdExchanger, April 14, 2016

How Academia Is Shaping Ad Tech And Platform Business Models, AdExchanger, April 6, 2016

Why do Technology Companies Hire Economists, Forbes, January 27, 2016

What Will The Impact of Machine Learning Be On Economists?, Forbes, January 27, 2016


Designing Online Advertising Markets, UC Berkeley Simons Institute, Algorithmic Game Theory and Practice, November 16, 2015

CMSA Big Data Interview, Harvard University – CMSA, August 26, 2015

Bitcoin Blockchain Technology In Financial Services: How The Disruption Will Play Out, Forbes, September 14, 2015

Economists and the Real World, Econ Focus, 1st quarter, 2015

The Economics of Bitcoin & Virtual Currency, Stanford GSB, June 18, 2015

Why Managers Must Embrace Big Data or Be Left Behind, The Fast Track, June 1, 2015

Nasdaq Signals Confidence in Bitcoin, Not Just the Blockchain, American Banker, May 19, 2015

Stanford Professor Combines Machine Learning and Econometrics, The Harvard Crimson, April 29, 2015

E-Commmerce Ad rates Paying by Time, Not Clicks, Businessweek, April 26, 2015

Diverse Perspectives Needed To Provide Better Analysis Of Big Data, Becker Friedman Institute, April 10, 2015

Women in Business: Sara Clemens, Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora, Huffington Post, March 31, 2015


What 2013 Taught Economists About Infant Mortality and Austerity, Bloomberg, December 31, 2013

Big data can blind us to the long term, Financial Times, December 9, 2013 (Subscription required)

The bitcoin crash of 2013: Don’t you feel silly now?, LA Times, December 7, 2013

Bit By Bit by Bitcoin, OnPoint Radio with Tom Ashbrook, Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Susan Athey: Breaking the Stereotype, Imagine Magazine, Nov/Dec 2013

Susan Athey: How Big Data Changes Business Management, Stanford GSB News, September 20, 2013

Econometricians looked at the news business, and it isn’t pretty, Washington Post, September 17, 2013

GSB Economist uses big data to shake up the Internet, Stanford Daily, August 23, 2013

The Profession: Where are the Women, Econ Focus, August 15, 2013

Stanford Economist Musters Big Data to Shape Web Future, Bloomberg, June 26, 2013

Data scientists in big demand as numbers pile up,, June 11, 2013

Interview with Susan Athey,, March 6, 2013


President Obama Announces More Key Administrative Posts,, April 21, 2011


Tech firms add economists to arsenal,, November 22, 2010

Using smarts to bring businesses on top in web searches, Marketplace Tech, October 7, 2010


FTC workshop explores future of journalism, regulation of aggregation,, December 2, 2009

Is Qi Lu Microsoft’s search engine savior?, Bloomberg Businessweek, May 28, 2009

Seven notables to get honorary Duke degrees, The Chronicle, Duke University, January 22, 2009


SAT Exam, Taken at Age 13, Can Predict Career Path of Gifted, Bloomberg, September 7, 2007

Back to Basics: Harvard’s Susan Athey Wins the John Bates Clark Medal, The Economist, April 26, 2007

Athey helps determine how uncertainty affects decision-making, Bloomberg, April 25, 2007

Harvard professor wins economics prize, Financial Times, April 23, 2007

Economist who aided Canada wins top honour, The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2007. (correction: the last quote of this article should have read “we’re some” rather than “I’m one.”)

Economist Breaks New Ground As First Female Winner of Top Prize, Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2007

Young Prof Snags Top Ec Medal, The Crimson, April 23, 2007 (correction: Athey is 36, not 37)

Clark Medal to Susan Athey, Economic Principals, April 22, 2007

Clark Medal announcement from the AEA, 2007


Building A Better Auction, Harvard Gazette, November 9, 2006

Stanford’s Athey Named FAS Professor of Economics, Harvard Gazette, February 9, 2006


A Woman in a Man’s Discipline, The Chronicle of Higher Ed, December 2004


2000 Elaine Bennett Award Winner Susan Athey, MIT–As interviewed by Rachel Croson regarding her work, her mentors, and her goals, CSWEP Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2001


The Interview: Susan Athey, The Boston Globe, August 2, 1998


Diversity Adds up to Profits in Economists’ Math Equations,Dallas Morning News, October 1996


A League of Her Own, Palo Alto Weekly, July 1995

The Top Draft Pick in Economics; A Professor-to-Be Coveted by Two Dozen Universities, New York Times, April 1995 

What Would the Old Boys Say? New York Times, April 1995

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