Barbara Kiviat, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology & Social Policy, is one of 20 grantees in the Washington Center for Equitable Growth's 2017 class. Barbara received a doctoral research grant for work on her dissertation, "Prediction and Moral Order." She will study car insurers’ use of big data and predictive analytics to understand how regulators, members of industry, and other key actors together establish the market rules by which personal data determine economic opportunity.
Current and previous Equitable Growth grantees include:
2017: Nathan Wilmers - Unions, managers, and monopolies: How concentration and managerial power contribute to rising wage inequality
2016: Blythe George - Those jobs ain’t coming back: The consequences of an industry collapse on two tribal reservations
2016: Beth Truesdale (with Christopher Jencks) - The effects of income inequality on health disparities in the United States