CITP Seminar: Juan Carlos Perdomo – The Relative Value of Prediction

306 Sherrerd Hall

Algorithmic predictions are increasingly used to inform the allocations of goods and services in the public sphere. In these domains, predictions serve as a means to an end. They provide stakeholders with insights into the likelihood of future events in order to improve decision making quality, and ...

CITP Seminar: Keyon Vafa – Decomposing Wage Gaps with a Foundation Model of Labor History

Bendheim House, 26 Prospect Ave.

Social scientists frequently perform statistical decompositions of wage gaps, attributing group differences in wages to group differences in worker characteristics. Since the survey datasets used to estimate these decompositions are small, the included characteristics are typically low-dimensional, e.g. summary statistics about job history. These low-dimensional summaries risk ...