Matthew Harding

Position Title
Professor, Economics and Statistics
Portrait of Matthew Harding

Matthew Harding, Ph.D. is an econometrician and data scientist who develops techniques at the intersection of machine learning and econometrics to answer Big Data questions related to individual consumption and investment decisions in areas such as health, energy, and consumer finance. He often focuses on the analysis of deep data, large and information-rich data sets derived from many seemingly unrelated sources but linked across individuals to provide novel behavioral insights. He is particularly interested in the role of technology and automation to induce behavior change and help individuals live happier and more sustainable lives. At the same time, his research emphasizes solutions for achieving triple-win strategies. These are solutions that not only benefit individual consumers, but also are profitable for firms and have a large positive impact on society at large.


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