Aislinn Bohren studies how systematic biases influence the way people interpret information they learn about, and how this affects choices, behavior and discrimination in markets. She is also interested in the use of information as incentives, e.g. in the form of online rating systems. This video was made during her research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
Three questions with Aislinn Bohren
I study various topics in microeconomics with a focus on models of information and how individuals interact in dynamic settings. My research explores questions related to learning under model misspecification, discrimination, information aggregation, moral hazard and the econometrics of randomized experiments. My work on discrimination has both theoretical and empirical components, and builds on my research on learning under model misspecification. My work in the other four areas is theoretical, and includes applications to designing rating systems, information campaigns and committees, and providing incentives in online labor markets.Personal Website