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Nicola Lacetera

Nicola Lacetera

    Nicola Lacetera

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga
    Chief Scientist, BEAR Centre

    Degrees: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Laurea, Universita' Bocconi
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    Nicola Lacetera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a cross-appointment to the Strategic Management area at Rotman and to the Economics Department.  He is an applied economist with a number of research interests. First, he has collaborated with several non-profit organizations to conduct field experiments to study the motivations for altruistic behaviour, and in particular blood and organ donations, thus informing these organizations on how to enhance contributions from donors. A second line of research concerns how ethical beliefs affect the acceptance of certain “controversial” transactions (such as paying for blood or organs, patenting living organisms, or prostitution). Third, he uses large datasets from used car auctions to assess the determinants of value and quality of automobile. Finally, Nico studies how different individual motivations and institutional arrangements affect the production and commercialization of knowledge.


    Selected Publications - Papers

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Motivations for altruistic behaviour, Ethics in markets, Health economics, Strategic Management, Industrial and innovation economics.  

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