Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is an economist, data scientist, and author. He is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times and previously was a data scientist at Google.
Dr. Stephens-Davidowitz has given talks around the world about his methods using Google searches to get new insights into human behavior. He started this work as a PhD student in economics at Harvard. He has used Google searches to measure racism, son preference, self-induced abortion, Islamophobia, child abuse, sexual insecurity, depression, and therapy usage.
In high school, he wrote obituaries for the local newspaper, the Bergen Record, and was a juggler in theatrical shows. He now lives in New York City and is writing a book about his research for HarperCollins, scheduled for release in February 2017.