Daniel Hirschman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown University and an affiliate of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. His research focuses on the role of numbers in political and economic life. He is currently completing a book, The Stylized Facts of Inequality, which examines how social scientists’ measurements of inequality, like the gender wage gap and the racial wealth gap, circulate both academically and politically. His next project, tentatively titled “The Costs of Climate Change,” looks at the techniques that economists, investors, and insurance companies use to make the future unsafe for the present. His work has also examined the politics of race-conscious undergraduate admissions and the interaction between financial regulation and financial innovation.