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Parag A. Pathak

Parag A. Pathak is the Class of 1922 Professor of Economics at MIT. He is also the director of MIT’s Blueprint Labs, a research laboratory which uses tools from market design and research design to produce rigorous evidence that can help decision-makers design and implement better policy. Pathak is also a co-founder of Avela Education and director of the NBER’s Working Group on Market Design. His scholarly work focuses on education. He has played a role in designing student assignment systems across the country, including in New York City, Boston, and New Orleans. Pathak has received numerous awards for his research, including the John Bates Clark medal, given to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field.