Kaitlin M Daniels

Kaitlin M Daniels

Assistant Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management 

Olin Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis

Email: k dot daniels at wustl dot edu; CV (link)

I am an assistant professor in the operations group at Olin Business School. I study new “gig-economy” marketplaces for labor, like those created by the platforms Uber, TaskRabbit, and Postmates. I use a mix of analytical and empirical tools to examine the optimal design of incentives in this setting and the welfare implications of these new work arrangements on consumers and workers.

Before joining Olin, I received a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.