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.
Feel free to contact me by email at: adviks [at] mit [dot] edu.
Ph.D. in Economics, 2019-current
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
A.B. in Statistics, 2012-2016
When Guidance Changes: Government Stances and Public Beliefs, with
Charlie Rafkin and
Pierre-Luc Vautrey. Accepted, Journal of Public Economics.
[ Survey Instrument ] [ Replication Materials ]
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.