Anna Mikusheva is a Professor of Economics at MIT where she has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Economics since 2007. Professor Mikusheva’s research aims to create new econometric procedures that work in a robust way when standard asymptotic approaches fail. She is interested in settings and applications where weak identification is present. She has also written extensively about inference for persistent (unit root) data. Professor Mikusheva holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and a PhD in Probability from Moscow State University. She is a recipient of the 2012 Elaine Bennett Research Prize, a bi-annual prize from the American Economic Association established to recognize and honor outstanding reseach in any field of economics by a woman at the beginning of her career. She was also selected as a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow.