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Inaugural MEBDI Annual Lecture on Big Data (September 30th)


Patrick Bajari will deliver the Inaugural MEBDI Lecture on Big Data in-person at the University of Minnesota. The title of his lecture is “The Use of Big Data in Industry: A View from the Front Lines.”

Patrick Bajari is Vice President and Chief Economist at Amazon, and a former professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota. Since joining in 2010, he has helped Amazon build teams in econometrics, machine learning and research science.


This event is in-person only and space is limited due to COVID restrictions. For more information, please contact Kirstyn Ouverson (  



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