Michael Luca is the Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Professor Luca teaches "From Data to Decisions: The Role of Experiments," an elective course about the rise of experiments in organizations and the role they play in decision-making. He also teaches an elective course in which student teams develop behavioral interventions for government and company clients, called Behavioral Insights.
Professor Luca's current research focuses on the design of online platforms and the ways in which data from platforms can inform managerial and policy decisions. He approaches this work both from a managerial and policy perspective. His work has been published in academic journals including Management Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceeding, and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. He also writes about behavioral economics and online platforms for media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and Slate.
His research has been written about in a variety of media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Guardian, Telegraph, Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, Atlantic, Quartz, Vox and Forbes.