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Parag Pathak

Class of 1922 Professor of Economics

Research Fields

Economic Theory, Labor Economics, Industrial Organization, Public Economics

Contact Information

Office Phone 617-253-7458
Email Address
Office E52-426
Assistant Name Eric Trueswell
Affiliations Blueprint Labs

Short Biography

Parag A. Pathak is the Class of 1922 Professor of Economics at MIT and founder and director of MIT's Blueprint Labs, a research laboratory based in the MIT Economics department which uses tools from market design and research design to produce rigorous evidence that can help decision-makers design and implement social policy.  Pathak is most well-known for his work on the design of student assignment systems and for studies in education.  His research has garnered several recognitions, including the John Bates Clark Medal given by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field.  Pathak is also the founding co-director of the NBER Working Group on Market Design and a co-founder of Avela Education. 

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Featured Awards & Honors Section

Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory
John Bates Clark Medal, American Economic Association
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Fellow of Econometric Society
Social Choice and Welfare Prize, Society for Social Choice and Welfare