Portrait of Peter Hull

Peter Hull

Postdoctoral Researcher


Peter Hull is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research New England, where he develops and applies econometric methods for causal inference with large and complex data sets. His research focuses on topics in health care and education, including the development of quasi-experimental quality measures for hospitals and schools.

Peter was born in midcoast Maine and graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in mathematics and economics in 2010. From 2010 to 2012 he worked in the Research Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and in 2017 he completed a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Peter was one of three in his graduating class at Wesleyan to earn University Honors (the highest academic achievement awarded) and one of two students at MIT to be presented with the prestigious Robert M. Solow Prize. He was an invited participant in the 2017 Review of Economic Studies European Tour and has published peer-reviewed research in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The American Economic Review, and The New England Journal of Medicine.

Peter will be joining the University of Chicago as a Research Fellow in the Becker Friedman Institute in 2018 and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics in 2019.