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Nicola Lacetera

Nicola Lacetera


Nicola Lacetera (PhD, MIT 2006) is an assistant professor of Management at the University of Toronto, a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Management and Innovation, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously served as assistant professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

His research interests include the analysis of the the determinants of altruistic behavior, in particular different types of medical donations such as blood and organs. Additional areas of interest are the determinants of value and quality in the automobile sector; how different motivations and institutional arrangements affect the production and commercialization of knowledge in universities; and how incentives and worker selection affect innovation and the functioning of online labour markets. He relies on observational and experimental data (both from the lab and the field), as well as theoretical models.

His webpage is where you can find his published and ongoing research.