NYU Urban Seminar: HUNT ALLCOTT
October 27, 2015
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208, 40 Washington Square South, New York City (RSVP here)
Hunt Allcott will lead a discussion titled The Geography of Poverty & Nutrition: Food Deserts & Food Choices Across the U.S.
Hunt Allcott is an Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a Scientific Director of ideas42, a think tank that applies insights from psychology and economics to business and policy design problems, an Affiliate of Poverty Action Lab, a network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty, and a Faculty Affiliate of E2e, a group of economists, engineers, and behavioral scientists focused on evaluating and improving energy efficiency policy. He is also a Contributing Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report. According to a recent article in the American Economic Journal, Professor Allcott is one of the top five most-cited economists who have completed a PhD after 2005.