I work at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard and at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where I investigate the impact of digital transformation on science and the way firms innovate. I lead several crowdsourcing projects to see whether one can use online competitions to advance science (see this paper for example). The most exciting of which was this data-science competition, where we solicited deep learning algorithms to study how human cells respond to drug treatments in vitro.
As a social scientist, my research interests focus on understanding how people respond to incentives in such competitive environments. My favorite research strategy is to use field experiments to test behavioral hypotheses in the real world. For example, see this paper on a field experiment run at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to see why people contribute ideas to improve their organization.
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PhD in Economics
University of Bologna
Master in Economics and Statistics
Toulouse School of Economics
BSc in Economics
University of Naples "Federico II"