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Peter Bergman

Director

Peter Bergman is an international expert in economics, behavioral economics, and machine learning. An associate professor of economics and education Columbia University Teachers College, he has partnered with J-PAL at MIT (where he co-directs of the education technology initiative), Opportunity Insights at Harvard University, and multiple school districts and technology platforms on large scale studies aimed at improving parent engagement, helping families find and move to areas with higher-performing schools and higher economic mobility, improving access to financial aid, using predictive analytics to track students in higher education, and assessing discrimination in systems of school choice. His methods have been licensed and adopted by Allhere and GoSection8.com.  Peter’s research has been covered by CNN, NPR, the New York Times, and Edsurge