Martin Aragoneses BITSS CatalystEconomics

Martin is interested in understanding the role information technologies can have on economic development and digital innovations can have on global poverty alleviation. He finished his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley in 2014 and attended the BITSS Summer Institute that same year. Martin was inspired by the Institute’s closing talk “Data Science Meets Social Science” to start learning tools and practices from data science. Currently Martin works as a research assistant for Amy Finkelstein (MIT). Thanks to Dr. Finkelstein he realized the importance of investing in good data management and programming practices when collaborating with a large team of researchers. Leveraging his experience curating an online educational channel, he is developing a video-series and other online materials geared towards incoming and future PhD students who would benefit from adopting robust and transparent data practices from the very beginning of their research careers.