Current social science research and writing faces a number of possibilities that seem to be constrained by three major challenges. The first is the limits of the imagination; the second is knowing what kinds of data are now out there; and the third is having the tools to aggregate and mine them.
Joshua D. Gottlieb
Joshua Gottlieb is an assistant professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and faculty research fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and was a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University in 2015-16. Gottlieb completed his PhD in economics at Harvard University in 2012. He won the 2015 Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics and the 2012 National Tax Association Dissertation Award. Gottlieb's work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, and Journal of Labor Economics. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the National Institute on Aging have supported his research.