Hossein Alidaee

Cambridge, MA ยท halidaee@hbs.edu

I'm a Postdoc at Harvard Business School.


I'm a development economist interested in the role of information on technology adoption. In particular, I am interested in how our social and economic networks impact our adoption decisions.

This agenda currently consists of two components. First, I conduct empirical research to understand what mechanisms drive social networks to be influential sources of information and whether these mechanisms can be adapted in other settings. Second, I develop applied econometrics tools to estimate network structure in contexts where network data is difficult and costly to obtain. More broadly, I am interested in agricultural economics, the economics of networks, and the economics of information.

Job Market Paper: Sample Size Isn't Everything: How Uncertainty About Heterogeneity Impacts Technology Adoption

Recovering Network Structure from Aggregated Relational Data using Penalized Regression with Eric Auerbach and Michael Leung


Northwestern University

Kellogg School of Management
PhD in Managerial Economics
June 2023

Macalester College

BA in Mathematics (Honors) and Economics

May 2013


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