Keynote Speakers


Edward Miguel

University of California, Berkeley

Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics and Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned S.B. degrees in both Economics and Mathematics from MIT, received a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Ted’s main research focus is African economic development, including work on the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor. He is Faculty Director of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS).


Muriel Niederle

Stanford University

Muriel Niederle is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received an MA in Mathematics from the University of Vienna, Austria and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Professor Niederle’s work focuses on market design and experimental economics, with an additional focus on gender issues. Her work on markets and matching has led to changes in matching programs for economics jobs, medical fellowships, and public school placements.