About

Ruru Hoong is a PhD candidate in Economics at Harvard & HBS.

Her research interests currently span behavioural & public economics, focusing mostly on education and social mobility. She is particularly interested in the impacts of digital technologies and data privacy on both. She graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Stanford in 2019, and is a Global Priorities Fellow at the Forethought Foundation at Oxford and a research affiliate at IQSS.

When not doing research, she likes to read, write, dance tango, listen to jazz, and throw clay ‘round a wheel (mostly to complement her excessive tea consumption). She is a 2020 graduate of Faber Academy and is currently writing and re-writing her first novel. Her latest writing can be found here.

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