Barbara Kiviat

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Kiviat will analyze the 30-year battle over whether car insurers should be able to raise prices on drivers with low credit scores. She will draw on documents from public policy debates, interviews with insurance company executives and insurance regulators, and participant observation to explore the moral justifications for using algorithmic predictions of behavior to offer individuals different products and prices.


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