Jeremy Z Yang

I'm a final year PhD candidate at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

I'll be joining Harvard Business School as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing Unit.


gmail|github|twitter: @jeremyzyang

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I’m somewhat a convex combination of an economist and data scientist with the weight varying between 0 and 1 depending on the problem.

My current research focuses on optimizing managerial decisions by developing algorithmic products that turn unstructured data into actionable insights. The algorithmic solutions we propose are typically motivated by basic microeconomic and behavioral principles and implemented with the state-of-the-art techniques in causal inference (both experimental and observational) and machine learning (e.g., computer vision, reinforcement learning). I’m also interested in understanding consumer behaviors more broadly and how they interact with these algorithmic products.

I’m fortuante to have my training supervised by Juanjuan Zhang, Sinan Aral (co-chairs), and Dean Eckles. Yes, pun intended. Outside of MIT, I’m working with Vishal Singh (NYU Stern School of Business). I’m also affiliated with the Initiative on the Digital Economy, Social Analytics Lab, Behavioral Research Lab, and the American Statistical Association.

Prior to MIT, I studied economics, management, and statistics at the University of International Business and Economics and New York University. I’ve also worked in consulting as a business analyst.