Oliver Hauser

Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School

About Oliver

Oliver Hauser is a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School and a visiting fellow at Yelp.com. He studies prosocial, moral and ethical decision-making, with an emphasis on applying research in the real world.

Combining laboratory and field experiments, Oliver incorporates methods from social psychology and behavioral economics to uncover fundamental insights into the psychology of decision-making and to leverage those findings in his work with real-world organisations and governments. He has collaborated, for example, with the Behavioural Insights Team in the UK Cabinet Office (“Nudge Unit”); the social-norm utility company Opower; the consulting branch of Deloitte; the New Mexico state government; and the crowdsourcing review platform Yelp.

Oliver earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he is also affiliated with the Behavioral Insights Group. He has previously worked in the UK Cabinet Office's Behavioural Insights Team.

Oliver's work has been published in leading journals such as Nature and practitioners' outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, and covered by popular news organisations such as the Boston Globe and the Huffington Post. He has received many awards for his research and teaching, including Pacific Standard's "30 Top Thinkers Under 30", Harvard's John Parker Award, the Harvard merit fellowship, and several Certificates of Distinction in Teaching.

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