Ethan Bernstein

Ethan Bernstein
Associate Professor in the Organizational Behavior Unit at the Harvard Business School
Collaborator with the Lab

I am the Edward W. Conard Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where I study the impact of workplace transparency—the observability of employee activities, routines, behaviors, output, and/or performance—on productivity, with implications for leadership, collaboration, organization design, and new forms of organizing (see www.hbs.edu/ebernstein for details).

At HBS, I teach a second-year MBA course on Managing Human Capital, the HBX Live course on Developing Yourself as a Leader, and various executive education programs. Previously, I taught the first-year MBA course on Leadership and Organizational Behavior (LEAD), an immersive field course in Tokyo on Innovation and Leadership through the Fusion of Digital and Analog, and a PhD course on the craft of field research.

In all of my work and teaching, I draw on creative field research and field experiments, half a decade of consulting experience at BCG, and experience as a C-level senior executive at the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Originally from Los Angeles, I hold an A.B. in Economics from Amherst College and an MBA, JD, and doctorate from Harvard. I have been a Kauffman Foundation Fellow in Law, Innovation, and Growth, and I remain a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bar Associations.

In my spare time, I am a self-declared culinary adventurer and avid cyclist, runner, skier, reader, and "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" listener. 

Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Senior Research Scientist

Briony Swire Thompson
Senior Research Scientist

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Research Programmer

Luke Horgan
Research Programmer

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Jonathan Green
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Hanyu Chwe
PhD Student
Adina Gitomer
PhD Student
Syed Arefinul Haque
PhD Student
Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Hong Qu
PhD Student
Alexi Quintana Mathé
PhD Student
Ronald Robertson
PhD Student
Matthew Simonson
PhD Student
Ata A. Uslu Ata A. Uslu
PhD Student