Nikhil Kalathil ’14 is a Research Professional at the Hoover Institution and has been working with Professors Edward Lazear (former Chief Economic Advisor to the President) and Kathryn Shaw at Stanford University. He graduated from Oberlin College with a triple major in Economics, Mathematics, and Politics. He earned high honors in economics for his research about technological competition and the process of disruption. He presented his research at the Carrol Round at Georgetown University, a premier conference for undergraduate economics research. His research was accepted for presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He also consults for OpenStudy, an online education community, applying statistical models and economic theories to study questions about user incentives.
Disruption Engine received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 LaunchU Pitch Competition.