2017-2018 CIRS GU-Q Faculty Fellow

        Mongoljin Batsaikhan is an assistant professor of Economics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his Masters and Doctorate in Economics from Brown University after his BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. His research fields are Development and Experimental Economics, with a special focus on industrial organization, entrepreneurship, small and medium size enterprises, and social capital. His publications include several scholarly articles in international scientific journals such as Management Science, Economic Inquiry and Journal of Public Economics.

In the age of globalization, as our societies become more diverse, we face a fundamental and challenging problem that affects every part of our society: racial discrimination. Accordingly, discrimination has been a central question for many social sciences and humanities, and economics is not an exception. Economists split discrimination into two categories: statistical and taste-based. Statistical discrimination happens when the subject in question makes a decision based on the general information associated with an observable variable such as race or gender.