Sendhil Mullainathan is a professor of economics at Harvard University and a director of ideas42, a center devoted to taking insights about people from behavioral economics and using them to create novel policies, interventions, and products. He received his BA in computer science, mathematics, and economics from Cornell University and PhD in economics from Harvard. He conducts research on development economics, behavioral economics, and corporate finance. Professor Mullainathan has published extensively in top economics journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” and of other grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Olin Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation.