Andrei Hagiu

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Andrei is an Associate Professor in the Strategy group at Harvard Business School. Andrei's research focuses on multi-sided platforms, which enable interactions between two or more distinct groups of customers, who value each other's participation (e.g. Airbnb, Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook, PlayStation, Uber, etc.) He studies the business strategies used by multi-sided platforms across a wide range of industries: videogames, e-commerce, re-commerce, smartphones, shopping malls, intellectual property, payment systems, online TV services, financial software, etc. Andrei is using the insights derived from this research to advise companies in some of these industries. 

  1. Winner of the 2012 Association of Competition Economics Best Paper Award for "Why Do Intermediaries Divert Search?" (RAND Journal of Economics, 2011) with Bruno Jullien.

  2. Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries, co-authored with David S. Evans and Richard Schmalensee (MIT Press, 2006), won the 2006 Annual Book Award for Excellence in Business, Management, and Accounting from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP).