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Peter Bergman

Faculty Affiliate of the Lab

Dr. Peter Bergman is the founder of Learning Collider, a social science research lab leveraging untapped data & tech platforms to accelerate equity where we live, learn, and work. He currently leads the lab’s research endeavors, bridging connections among researchers, data and technology partners, philanthropists, and policymakers and agencies.
In addition to his leadership at Learning Collider, Peter is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He serves as Co-Chair of the Improving Education Outcomes in North America Initiative at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT and is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also an Innovation Fellow at Schmidt Futures; a Distinguished Affiliate at CESifo; and a Research Affiliate at the Institute for Labor Economics. In entrepreneurial research endeavors, he started EdNudge, which was acquired by AllHere, for which he is an advisor. Peter’s research has been published in a number of acclaimed journals including: Nature Human Behavior, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, and Education Finance and Policy. His expertise and growing publications have led to interviews with and coverage by The New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic, CNN, Vox, and more.

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