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Majid M

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Economics, Machine Learning

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Optimal Performance Criteria

When you hire somebody to do a job but you cannot observe the he effort put in, it is known in economic theory that you'd better pay the employee contingent on the job outcome so that the employee is incentivized to put effort into the job. What if the employee could choose the performance criteria based on which he would like to be paid? What is the best choice he can make?

Are Medicare and Medicaid optimal for social welfare?

While many economists agree that some people in the society need the government's help to get better medical services, not all agree on the best method to do so. We can use data on Medicare and Medicaid spending and some measured outcomes to evaluate these policies.

Coding skills

MatLab, R, Python

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