About Me

I'm a 5th year PhD candidate at Stanford's Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering.
Beginning summer 2021 I will be a postdoc at Microsoft Research, and beginning summer 2022 I will be an Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University. My research interests lie broadly at the intersection of economics and computer science, and my projects focus on fairness in algorithmic systems and causal inference in public health.

I currently work in the Stanford Computational Policy Lab and the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab, and am grateful for mentorship from my reading committee: Susan Athey, Sharad Goel, and Hal Varian. I am supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

You can reach me at: koenecke at stanford.edu


Prior to starting my PhD at Stanford, I received my Bachelor's in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT, and then worked at NERA Economic Consulting in New York (leading teams of research analysts in the M&A and antitrust litigation space). I've since spent my summers interning as a data scientist at Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Google (again). Much of my recent research focuses on fairness in algorithmic systems (such as speech-to-text and online ad targeting services developed by big tech companies).


Selected Publications

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In Preparation

  • Causal Inference in Observational Studies with Distributed Data

    Ruoxuan Xiong, Allison Koenecke, Michael Powell, Joshua T. Vogelstein, and Susan Athey

  • Equitable Advertising as a Trolley Problem

    Allison Koenecke, Susan Athey, and Sharad Goel

  • The Effect of Firearm Laws on Gun-Inflicted Suicides

    Allison Koenecke and Alanna Flores

Written Tutorials