Michael Luca

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Soldiers Field Road

Boston, MA 02163

United States

http://drfd.hbs.edu/fit/public/facultyInfo.do?facInfo=ovr&facId=602417

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Scholarly Papers (32)

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Digital Discrimination: The Case of Airbnb.com

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-054
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Jan 2014
Benjamin G. Edelman and Michael Luca
Harvard University - HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 9,674 (528)
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Survival of the Fittest: The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Firm Exit

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 17-088
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2018
Dara Lee Luca and Michael Luca
Mathematica Policy Research and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 5,701 (1,305)
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Survival of the Fittest: The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Firm Exit

NBER Working Paper No. w25806
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 May 2019
Dara Lee Luca and Michael Luca
Mathematica Policy Research and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Reviews, Reputation, and Revenue: The Case of Yelp.Com

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 12-016
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2016
Michael Luca
Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Economists (and Economics) in Tech Companies

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 19-027, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 18-44
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Sep 2018
Susan Athey and Michael Luca
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 3,156 (3,622)
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Economists (and Economics) in Tech Companies

NBER Working Paper No. w25064
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Sep 2018
Susan Athey and Michael Luca
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Fake It Till You Make It: Reputation, Competition, and Yelp Review Fraud

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-006
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Michael Luca and Georgios Zervas
Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Questrom School of Business, Boston University
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The Impact of Mass Shootings on Gun Policy

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 16-126
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 07 May 2016 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2019
Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard Business School - Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit and UCLA Anderson School of Management
Downloads 2,217 (6,558)
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The Impact of Mass Shootings on Gun Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w26187
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 03 Sep 2019
Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard Business School - Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Racial Discrimination in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from a Field Experiment

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 9, no. 2 (April 2017) 1-22, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 16-069
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2018
Benjamin G. Edelman, Michael Luca and Dan Svirsky
Harvard University - HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,434 (13,666)
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Nowcasting Gentrification: Using Yelp Data to Quantify Neighborhood Change

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 18-077
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Feb 2018
Edward L. Glaeser, Hyunjin Kim and Michael Luca
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 687 (39,786)
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Curbing Adult Student Attrition: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 15-065
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Feb 2015
Behavioural Insights Team, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), King's College London, Behavioural Insights Team, Göteborg University, Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Behavioural Insights Team and Behavioural Insights Team
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Behavioral Economics, Field Experiment, Education, Adult Education

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Effectiveness of Paid Search Advertising: Experimental Evidence

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 17-025
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2016
Daisy Dai and Michael Luca
Lehigh University and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 625 (45,134)
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User-Generated Content and Social Media

Forthcoming in the Handbook of Media Economics, Simon Anderson, David Strömberg and Joel Waldfogel, eds.
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 May 2015
Michael Luca
Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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user-generated content, social media, economics of information, design economics

Nowcasting the Local Economy: Using Yelp Data to Measure Economic Activity

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 18-022
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2017
Edward L. Glaeser, Hyunjin Kim and Michael Luca
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 500 (59,262)
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Nowcasting the Local Economy: Using Yelp Data to Measure Economic Activity

NBER Working Paper No. w24010
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 13 Nov 2017
Edward L. Glaeser, Hyunjin Kim and Michael Luca
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 18 (590,556)
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business Outcomes and Expectations

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 20-102, Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 20-102, HKS Working Paper No. RWP20-012
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 29 May 2020
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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COVID, entrepreneurship, stimulus, insolvency, small business

How are Small Businesses Adjusting to COVID-19? Early Evidence from a Survey

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-42
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Apr 2020
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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How are Small Businesses Adjusting to COVID-19? Early Evidence from a Survey

NBER Working Paper No. w26989
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2020
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 16-065
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 436 (70,273)
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Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life

NBER Working Paper No. w21778
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Dec 2015
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 114-137, 2018
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Dec 2017
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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The Impact of Campus Scandals on College Applications

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 16-137
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2017
Michael Luca, Patrick Rooney and Jonathan Smith
Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard Business School and Georgia State University
Downloads 374 (84,948)
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Media Economics, College Choice, Reputation, Economics of Information

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When 3 + 1 > 4: Gift Structure and Reciprocity in the Field

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-030
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2015
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard Business School - Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit
Downloads 336 (95,969)
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Digitizing Disclosure: The Case of Restaurant Hygiene Scores

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 18-088
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2019
Daisy Dai and Michael Luca
Lehigh University and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 282 (115,479)
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Digitizing Disclosure: The Case of Restaurant Hygiene Scores

Posted: 15 Aug 2016
Daisy Dai and Michael Luca
Lehigh University and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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Is No News (Perceived as) Bad News? An Experimental Investigation of Information Disclosure

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 15-078
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 08 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Ginger Zhe Jin, Michael Luca and Daniel Martin
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
Downloads 177 (182,203)
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Communication games, Disclosure, Unraveling, Experiments

Is No News (Perceived as) Bad News? An Experimental Investigation of Information Disclosure

NBER Working Paper No. w21099
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Apr 2015
Ginger Zhe Jin, Michael Luca and Daniel Martin
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
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Aggregation of Consumer Ratings: An Application to Yelp.com

Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Forthcoming, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 13-042
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2017
Daisy Dai, Ginger Zhe Jin, Jungmin Lee and Michael Luca
Lehigh University, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Seoul National University and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 200 (162,971)
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user generated content, crowdsourcing, e-commerce, learning, Yelp.

Aggregation of Consumer Ratings: An Application to Yelp.Com

NBER Working Paper No. w18567
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 30 Nov 2012
Daisy Dai, Ginger Zhe Jin, Jungmin Lee and Michael Luca
Lehigh University, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Seoul National University and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 18 (590,556)
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Strategic Disclosure: The Case of Business School Rankings

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-010
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 25 Nov 2014
Michael Luca and Jonathan Smith
Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Georgia State University
Downloads 185 (175,174)
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Voluntary Disclosure, Information Unraveling, Marketing, Countersignaling, Rankings

Designing Online Marketplaces: Trust and Reputation Mechanisms

Forthcoming in NBER IPE, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 17-017
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Sep 2016
Michael Luca
Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Designing Online Marketplaces: Trust and Reputation Mechanisms

NBER Working Paper No. w22616
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Sep 2016
Michael Luca
Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 15 (611,623)
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What Makes a Critic Tick? Connected Authors and the Determinants of Book Reviews

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 12-080
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2013
Loretti Dobrescu, Michael Luca and Alberto Motta
University of New South Wales, School of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures for Urban Life

HKS Working Paper No. RWP15-075
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Dec 2015
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Data, Big Data, Urban Planning, Urban Politics, Development, Geography, Cities

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Complex Disclosure

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 18-105
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 21 May 2018 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2018
Ginger Zhe Jin, Michael Luca and Daniel Martin
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
Downloads 111 (265,484)

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Complex Disclosure

NBER Working Paper No. w24675
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Jun 2018
Ginger Zhe Jin, Michael Luca and Daniel Martin
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
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Using Text Reminders to Increase Attendance and Attainment: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Apr 2019
King's College London, Behavioural Insights Team, Behavioural Insights Team, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Behavioural Insights Team
Downloads 82 (321,796)
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field experiment, education, behavioural science, behavioural insights, behavioural economics, texting, belongingness, identity

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Product Quality and Entering through Tying: Experimental Evidence

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 19-045, Forthcoming in Management Science
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 May 2018 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2018
Hyunjin Kim and Michael Luca
Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 72 (346,828)
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Salience in Quality Disclosure: Evidence from the U.S. News College Rankings

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 12-014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Sep 2011
Michael Luca and Jonathan Smith
Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Georgia State University
Downloads 71 (349,510)
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Evolution of Land Distribution in West Bengal 1967-2004: Role of Land Reform and Demographic Changes

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-066
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Feb 2014
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Boston University - Department of Economics and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)
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inequality, land reform, household division, land markets

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Measuring Gentrification: Using Yelp Data to Quantify Neighborhood Change

NBER Working Paper No. w24952
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
Edward L. Glaeser, Hyunjin Kim and Michael Luca
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Crowdsourcing City Government: Using Tournaments to Improve Inspection Accuracy

NBER Working Paper No. w22124
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2016
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University, Harvard University and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Salience in Quality Disclosure: Evidence from the U.S. News College Rankings

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 58-77, 2013
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 Jan 2013
Michael Luca and Jonathan Smith
Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Georgia State University
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Where Not to Eat? Improving Public Policy by Predicting Hygiene Inspections Using Online Reviews

Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (Forthcoming)
Posted: 13 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2013
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook University and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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Reviews, Reputation, and Revenue: The Case of Yelp.Com

Posted: 22 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2011
Michael Luca
Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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