MIT Econ PhD Student

I’m a fifth-year PhD student in economics at MIT. I work at the intersection of behavioral economics, health economics, and applied machine learning.

My past work has studied the effects of mindfulness meditation on mental health and economic behavior, and the role of government guidance during a public health crisis.

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.

Feel free to contact me by email at: adviks [at] mit [dot] edu.