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November 15, 2022

Harvard Data Science Initiative Annual Conference

The Harvard Data Science Initiative Conference is a two-day event in Boston, MA that showcases data science in research and education through panels, keynotes, workshops, and tutorials featuring speakers from across Harvard, academia, and industry. The Conference connects expert methodologists, data science professionals and educators across disciplines to ignite new discoveries with impacts on health, education, economics, social policy, business, and the humanities.

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November 7, 2022

Book talk: Decisions Over Decimals

Join Oded Netzer, Vice Dean for Research and professor at Columbia Business School, discuss his new book, Decisions Over Decimals: Striking the Balance Between Intuition and Information. Moderated by HBS Professor Ayelet Israeli.

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November 2, 2022

Digital Seminar: Designing Equitable Algorithms

Join Sharad Goel, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School talk about how algorithms can exacerbate inequities when not carefully designed through the evaluation of automated speech recognition (ASR) tools. He will then describe a paradigm for designing equitable algorithms.

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October 26, 2022

Machine Learning for Leaders

Join Professors Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg for a high-level introduction to the basics of machine learning for leaders.

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October 24, 2022

D^3 Assembly Climate and Sustainability Series: Building and Scaling Climate Solutions

Professor George Serafeim will sit down with Reynir Indahl to discuss his journey as founder of a private equity firm and his experience in raising and deploying capital in the resource transformation value chain. This conversation will center on the founder’s journey and how to address waste as an obstacle in business and sustainability through the design of new systems.

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October 19, 2022

Digital Seminar: Social Capital: Measurement, Associations with Economic Mobility and Determinants of Economic Connectedness

In this talk, Theresa Kuchler of Stern School of Business, NYU will speak about her research on the measurement and associations of social capital with economic mobility and its determinants of economic connectedness.

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October 7, 2022

Digital Assets and Financial Stability

Does crypto pose a systemic risk? Join Professor Marco Di Maggio for a virtual event to discuss these questions and more. Marco will be joined by expert academics, Professor Darrell Duffie at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, and Gordon Liao, Chief Economist of Circle. Moderated by Cesare Fracassi, Chief Economist of the Coinbase Institute.

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September 28, 2022

Digital Seminar: The Patina of Distrust: Misinformation in a Context of Generalized Skepticism

Join Pablo Boczkowski of Northwestern University as he talks about his research on the misinformation during the 2019 presidential election in Argentina. In an environment of distrust in and deception by media and government, he finds that this distrust lessens the negative consequences of misinformation while also reducing the efficacy of the processes designed to correct it.

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September 28, 2022

Does Buy Now, Pay Later Harm Consumers? A TikTok Ethnography

This talk will a study that uses short video content from the social media platform TikTok to examine the impact of buy now, pay later (‘BNPL’) lending on consumers.

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September 28, 2022

Less is More: When Short-term Signals are More Valuable than Long-term Outcomes in Targeting

In this talk, David shows two distinct estimation biases arise when estimating long-term treatment effects on repeated purchase measures. Building on literature in statistical surrogacy and buy-till-you-die models, he proposes an imputation approach that overcomes these biases and enables firms to increase the effectiveness of interventions in the long run.

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September 27, 2022

When Delivery Comes to Town: Consumer-to-Firm Platform Penetration and Firm Exit

In this talk, using the restaurant industry as an empirical setting and an instrumental variables estimation strategy that uses historical road density to predict delivery platform penetration, Manav examines how the penetration of consumer-to-firm platforms within an industry affects firm survival.

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September 22, 2022

Building an AI-First Company

Join us for a Harvard Business Analytics Program LinkedIn Live event “Building an AI-First Company”, featuring the scientist, entrepreneur, angel investor, and bestselling author Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D. Rana will interview Susan Shultz, winner of the 2022 HBAP Pitch Competition and CEO of, a startup that helps companies create diverse, top-performing teams for optimal results using AI and analytics.

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    The DI is now part of the Digital, Data, and Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard. Read more about this change..