2008 Speaker Susan Athey on FastCompany’s 2009 list of Most Creative People in Business
When a Harvard professor and chief economist for Microsoft Corporation beats out musicians, movie producers, fashion moguls and designers for creativity, you know that she is doing something exceptional. 2008 IDEAS Boston speaker Susan Athey, has done just that by coming in at #18 on FastCompany’s 2009 list of The 100 Most Creative People in Business. At 38, she is applying her exciting research to the design of more efficient auction-based markets. Athey’s contributions to the fields of industrial organization, econometrics, and microeconomic theory won her the 2007 Clark Award for the most accomplished American economist under 40.