I am currently a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.


I am a behavioural scientist with an interdisciplinary background and an interest in happiness, physical pain, socioeconomic factors, and public policy. Integrating methods from psychology and behavioural economics I explore how socioeconomic factors shape human wellbeing and behaviour. To study these topics, I use large-scale datasets and experiments as well as a wide variety of statistical methods. 

You can email me at lucia_macchia@hks.harvard.edu