Daniel Hirschman

Brown University
United States

Daniel Hirschman’s research examines the role of numbers in political and economic life. He has studied debates surrounding affirmative action and the quantification of merit in undergraduate admissions, political contestation around gender-based pricing of insurance and credit, the history of the measurement of top incomes, and the interaction of financial innovation and financial regulation. Daniel’s current project looks at how economists and industry experts quantify the costs of climate change and how those cost estimates shape debates over climate policy.