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Professor John Liechty 

Professor John Liechty
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Statistics and Economics

Fellow Type

Visiting Academics,

John Liechty is a Professor at the Smeal College of Business, with a courtesy appointment as a Professor of Statistics at the Eberly College of Science. He is interested in the creation of public goods and the role that universities can play in these efforts. As part of this effort, he is working on commercializing an anti-viral therapy for COVID-19, based on defective interfering particles; on accelerating the development, licensing, and commercial deployment of molten-salt micro-nuclear reactors; and on understanding drivers of material deprivation and despair, with a special emphasis on the impact of social media and the exploration ways to prevent and alleviate poverty through a program of field studies.

In addition, he has experience in developing solutions for top Marketing Research firms and Investment Banks. He is an expert in marketing research, computational statistics and high performance computing, and derivative pricing and asset allocation.  He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and a Fellow of the Royal Statistics Society.  He has published widely in top academic journals in Marketing, Statistics, Psychology and Finance, including Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research, Biometrika, Psychometrika, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Investment Management and Nature.  Dr. Liechty has a PhD from the Statistical Laboratory at Cambridge University.

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