Popular outlets

Gómez, M., & Macchia, L. (2020). The importance of trust in government. Contribution to Dispatches from the Behavioral Scientists fighting Coronavirus in the Global South. Behavioral Scientist. [Article]

Soto Mota, P.I., Macchia, L., & Gómez, M. (2020). Building trust to face the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries. Behavioral Scientist. [Article]

Whillans, A., Giurge, L.M., Macchia, L., & Yemiscigil, A. (2020). Why a Covid-19 world feels both tiring and hopeful for college students. Harvard Business Review[Article]

Macchia, L., Plagnol, A.C., & Powdthavee, N. (2019). Why do people tolerate income inequality? Harvard Business Review.


Macchia, L. & Whillans, A.W. (2019).  Happiness after graduation.  Thrive Global. [Article]

Macchia, L., & Plagnol, A.C. (2018). Life ratings and trust in institutions in South America. Gallup. [Article]

Media coverage

 Psychology Today (2021). The surprising connection between pain and your pocketbook. [Article]


Forbes (2021). Physical pain fluctuates with economic conditions, suggests a new study. [Article]

Forbes (2019). The 10 happiest countries in the world, and how they got there. [Article]

The Telegraph (2019). You don't need a lot of money to be happy, as long as you're richer than your friends, study finds. [Article]

Tech Round (2019). Earning more than your peers buys more happiness in countries with a larger rich-poor divide. [Article]

Financial advisor (2019). It’s not how much you make, it’s how you rank among peers. [Article]

Finanzwelt (2019). Einkommensungleichheit fördert Zufriedenheit. [Article]

ANSA Latina (2019). La desconfianza ciudadana reina en Sudamérica. [Article]