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About Alex Bell

Alex is a PhD candidate in the Harvard Economics Department studying inequality and innovation. He has been a fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, the Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality, and the NBER Health and Aging Research Program. Prior to graduate school, Alex was a pre-doctoral fellow for the Equality of Opportunity Project. Alex received a Bachelor’s of Science with honors in Computer Science and Economics from Brown University.

Show Highlights

  • The characteristics that determines who becomes an inventor in America
  • Gaps in opportunity for who becomes an inventor
  • How a person’s upbringing, neighborhood, or other avenues of exposure impacts the likelihood of them becoming an inventor
  • Why exposure is important and ways that educators can provide those opportunities
  • Who are the “Lost Einsteins”?
  • On-going research on children who move across cities
  • Untapped areas of research on inventors

Connect with Alex

Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation

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