Saurabh Mishra is the Director of the AI Index Program at Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). The AI Index grounds the public narrative on AI using a data-driven approach.
His research is at the intersection of AI, economics, and decision-making. He is leading pioneering projects using AI for reliable forecasting of international capital markets to inform public and private investment decisions. His current research interests include cognition and psychology of how executives interact with AI systems to make decisions and reach sustainable outcomes.
Before joining Stanford, Mishra served as an economist at the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and International Finance Corporation (IFC). Mishra has consulted for diverse international institutions including Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization (WTO), and advises startups and funds.
Among his contributions, he pioneered research on the role of hi-tech service sector in economic diversification, structural transformation economic growth and development. His research has been cited by several leading media including The Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, Live Mint.
He holds a BA in Economics, MS in Applied Economics and Finance from the University of California Santa Cruz, and PhD in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park.