Nicola Lacetera - University of Toronto, Institute for Management and Innovation and National Bureau of Economic Research


 Fields of interest:    Industrial and innovation economics; Motivations for altruistic behavior; Ethical constraints to markets 

Working papers and current research

Does Information Help or Hinder Job Applicants from Less Developed Countries in Online Markets(with Ajay Agrawal  and Elizabeth Lyons), NBER Working Paper 18720. R&R, Journal of International Economics.

Above a Swamp: A Theory of High-Quality Scientific Production (with Bralind Kiri and Lorenzo Zirulia), NBER Working Paper 21143.

Motivating Cord Blood Donations (with Daniela Grieco and Mario Macis)

Stereotype Threats, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (with Sonia Kang and Mario Macis).

Efficiency-Morality Trade-offs in Repugnant  Markets (with Julio Elias and Mario Macis). 

Enhancing Organ Donor Registration Rates through Strengthening ServiceOntario Customer Representatives’ Motivations: Observational Studies and Field Interventions (with Audrey Laporte, Mario Macis, Frank Markel and Nina Mazar).

Altruism, Ethics and Markets: A Behavioral and Neuroscientific Experimental Study (with Mario Macis, Vikram Chib and Jeffrey Kahn).


Published and forthcoming papers


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