Susan Athey2017-10-25T13:51:05+00:00

Susan Athey


“There has never been a better time for young women to enter the field of economics. Google, Facebook, eBay, Pandora, Uber, Instagram, Microsoft, Coursera — all of these firms, as well as the latest start-up firms, need economists.”

Career Highlights
  • Professor of Economics at Stanford University
  • Pioneering work advanced a new mathematical model for analyzing risk and uncertainty
  • Advises Microsoft on search engine decisions that impact millions of users around the world
  • Got her first taste of math’s realworld applications in the halls of Congress during a summer job that inspired to pursue a career in economics research

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Economics in your future? STEM Gem Susan Athey has made her mark in the complex world of position auctions – billions of Internet searches each day trigger auctions among hundreds of thousands of advertisers who want to appear in the searches. Her breakthrough findings hold major implications. Read her story and digest. Watch one of her videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.