I am currently a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Research Affiliate at the Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Oxford.


I am a behavioural scientist with an interdisciplinary background and an interest in happiness, inequalities, and public policy. Integrating methods from psychology and behavioural economics I explore how socioeconomic factors, especially inequality and social mobility, 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