Prof. Oliver Hauser

Professor of Economics; Director of the BIG IDEAs Initiative; and Assistant Director of the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Exeter

Oliver Hauser is Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter and Faculty Affiliate at Harvard University. He was formerly interim Co-Director of the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at Exeter, where he continues to be an assistant director and leads work on AI in economics, business and policy. His research interests span a wide range of areas, including equality, diversity and inclusion and talent in organisations; sustainability and environmental economics; and inequality and poverty reduction. For his work, he has received several awards and prizes, including Pacific Standard's "30 Top Thinkers Under 30” award and the Wharton People Analytics research competition prize. He previously held posts at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as well as research fellowships at the Alan Turing Institute, the Behavioural Insights Team, the Harvard Behavioral Insights Group, and the Harvard Women and Public Policy Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University and his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Innsbruck.