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.

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Research papers
Selected Media
Public Datasets from "Who Becomes an Inventor in America?"
Patent Grant Flat Files
Introduction to Python for Economists
My blog (not updated very much anymore, but still some useful programs).