BETA Podcast: Interview with Michael Luca

BETA Podcast: Interview with Michael Luca

Domestic Policy Behavioural Economics
Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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How do online platforms and data shape our decisions? US Academic Michael Luca thinks far more work needs to be done to understand the answer.

From working with Yelp to explore how ratings and reviews contribute to decisions, to looking at how personalisation on platforms like Airbnb leads to racial discrimination—Michael Luca has done more than most in this field.

His work has been written about in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Telegraph and more.

In BETA’s latest podcast, Michael talks about his work at Harvard Business School, including his upcoming projects testing how behaviourally-informed waiting periods can reduce handgun deaths by 750 per year.

Hear the full story on BETA’s website.

This is one of our series of in-depth interviews with the world’s leading experts in behavioural science, from the annual BX Conference held in Sydney last year.

View each and every session from the conference online at BETA’s website.

Disclaimer: BETA's podcasts discuss behavioural economics and insights with a range of academics, experts and practitioners. The views expressed are those of the individuals interviewed and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government.