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  • Pauli Pakarinen

    Pauli Pakarinen

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioPauli Pakarinen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University in Graduate School of Education. His research examines the intersection of professional work, technology, and expertise. Pauli conducts ethnographic observation, archival work, and interviews to develop new understandings on the role that expert knowledge – institutionalized in practitioners, organizations, and technologies – plays in intervening, transforming, and governing organizations, markets, and society. His research investigates this question typically in complex settings saturated with information, technology, and interdependencies – such as simulation rooms, central banks, and financial market. His ongoing research focus on how algorithms and analytics are transforming expert knowledge and work practices in financial services and regulation. Pauli holds Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Aalto University, Finland. Before joining Stanford, Pauli was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Research Center for Work, Technology, and Organization at Emlyon Business School, France.

  • Patricia Palffy

    Patricia Palffy

    Graduate Visiting Researcher Student, Education

    BioPatricia ( is a doctoral student in education economics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Patricia is spending two quarter terms as a visiting student researcher at Stanford Graduate School of Education, under the supervision of Eric Bettinger. Her research interests lie at the intersection of education, economics, and psychology, including topics such as the role of gender norms and information campaigns in gender-typical career choice and the importance of non-cognitive skills for educational choices and labor market outcomes. Her background includes a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Zurich. During her studies, she worked as a student research assistant at the Chair for Business and Personnel Economics as well as at the Chair for Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Zurich.