Advik Shreekumar

Advik Shreekumar


I’m a third year Economics PhD student at MIT, supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. My current research is in political and behavioral economics, as well as applied econometrics.

I received an AB in Statistics from Harvard University in 2016, where I picked up an appreciation for Bayesian inference and discovered the hidden gem that is Lizzy’s Ice Cream. Before diving back into academia, I worked for a time as a data scientist at Civis Analytics, consulting for political campaigns, nonprofits, and tech companies.


  • Political economy
  • Behavioral economics
  • Econometrics
  • R package development


  • Ph.D. in Economics, 2019-current

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • A.B. in Statistics, 2012-2016

    Harvard University


In Fall 2021, I was a Teaching Assistant for 14.385: Nonlinear Econometrics (second-year graduate) and 14.32: Econometric Data Science (undergraduate).

I was a Teaching Assistant in Spring 2016 for Stat 111: Introduction to Theoretical Statistics at Harvard University, part of the core sequence for the Statistics conentration. The materials I prepared are available on Dropbox. I’ve also tutored groups of students in Stat 110: Probability.