Zoë Hitzig is a PhD candidate in Economics. Her current projects in microeconomic theory and public economics center on the provision of public goods and the design of social insurance programs. She also studies economic methodology––for example, she has written on economists' roles in redesigning public school allocation algorithms and FCC spectrum auctions, and on the use of big data in economic research and policymaking. At Harvard, she has been a teaching fellow for courses on economic inequality, philosophy of economics, and real analysis. She holds an AB in Mathematics and Philosophy from Harvard and an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge.