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Sarah Bana

Sarah Bana

Dr. Sarah H. Bana is a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. Her research is primarily focused on measurement of new tasks and new technologies, and their effect on the labor market.Dr. Bana's research uses novel methods to measure skills, tasks, and technologies, with an emphasis on uncovering fine distinctions using big datasets. Her most recent work uses state-of-the-art natural language processing techniques to better characterize how jobs have changed over time.She has been published by the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management and the Sloan Management Review, and spoken at events such as California State Assembly's Rising Tide Summit on Economic Security. In 2019, she was awarded Honorable Mention for her dissertation, "Three Essays on Vulnerable Workers," by the Upjohn Institute.Prior to joining HAI, she received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy.