J-PAL Affiliated Professor
Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science
Sendhil Mullainathan is a University Professor, Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, and George C. Tiao Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth. He is the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" award and has conducted a randomized evaluation of racial bias in hiring in the US. He has also examined the impact of cash transfers to the elderly in South Africa. Prior to joining Booth, Sendhil was the Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he taught courses about machine learning and big data. He began his academic career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.