Catherine E. Tucker

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management
Catherine E. Tucker


Ph.D., economics, Stanford University

Summary of Experience

Professor Tucker is chair of the Ph.D. program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research focuses on how data generated by the information and communication technology revolution shape digital markets. Professor Tucker has testified as an expert witness in a variety of cases spanning issues of privacy, data, online advertising, platforms, intellectual property, competition, and pharmaceutical antitrust. She has also testified before Congress about the effects of data, privacy, and algorithms, and presented her work to the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the UK Competition and Markets Authority, the EC Directorate General for Competition, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. She was asked to lead the plenary session at the start of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century on multi-sided platforms.

Professor Tucker has published widely on technology diffusion, online advertising, customer heterogeneity, innovation, network effects, algorithms, the economics of social networks, and privacy regulation, with many of her works appearing in leading scientific, economic, management, and marketing journals. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a leader of working groups on the economics of digitization and the economics of artificial intelligence. Professor Tucker is co-founder of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab. She is an associate editor of Management Science, the Journal of Marketing Research, and Marketing Science, as well as coeditor of Quantitative Marketing and Economics.

AG Contacts

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