Michael I. Norton

Professor of Business Administration

Michael I. Norton is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing Unit at the Harvard Business School.

He is the co-author - with Elizabeth Dunn - of the new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending (Simon & Schuster).

Michael I. Norton is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing Unit at the Harvard Business School. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and English from Williams College and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University. Prior to joining HBS, Professor Norton was a Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

He is the co-author - with Elizabeth Dunn - of the new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending (Simon & Schuster).

His work has been published in a number of leading academic journals, including Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Consumer Research, and has been covered in media outlets such as the Economist, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. He has appeared on National Public Radio, CBS, Fox, and MSNBC, and written op-eds for the New York Times, Forbes, and the Los Angeles Times.

His research has twice been featured in the New York Times Magazine Year in Ideas issue, in 2007 (Ambiguity Promotes Liking) and 2009 (The Counterfeit Self). His "The IKEA Effect: When Labor Leads to Love" was featured in Harvard Business Review's Breakthrough Ideas for 2009. In 2010, he won the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology; in 2011, he won the SAGE Young Scholars Award from the Foundation for Social and Personality Psychology; in 2012, he was selected for Wired Magazine’s Smart List as one of “50 People Who Will Change the World.”

At HBS, he teaches the first-year MBA course, FIELD, and heads the Strategic Marketing Management executive program.

New York Times
04/25/2014

Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton

New York Times
06/23/2013
Los Angeles Times
05/19/2013
New York Times
04/13/2013
New York Times
07/07/2012

Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton

Financial Times
07/06/2012

Linda Anderson

CNN.com
06/01/2012

Halimah Abdullah