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 markets, which feature platforms/intermediaries serving two or more distinct groups of customers, who value each other's participation. He is studying the business strategies used by such platforms and the economic structure of the industries in which they operate: videogames (e.g. OnLive, PlayStation, Wii), e-commerce (e.g. Amazon, eBay, Gazelle, Rakuten), smartphones (e.g. Android, iPhone), personal computers (e.g. Windows, Mac OS), shopping malls (e.g. Roppongi Hills), intellectual property (e.g. Intellectual Ventures, Ocean Tomo, RPX), payment systems (e.g. Edy, PayPal, Suica, Visa), online TV services (e.g. Brightcove, PCCW, PP Live), etc.  Andrei is using the insights derived from this research to advise companies in some of these industries. He is also occasionally involved in competition and industrial policy research and advisory projects in Japan, China, and in the United States.  

Andrei graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et Adminstration Economique in France with an MS in economics and statistics, before obtaining a PhD in economics from Princeton University.  Prior to joining HBS, he spent 18 months in Tokyo as a fellow at the Research Institute of Economy Trade and Industry, an economic policy think-tank affiliated with the Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry.


San Francisco Chronicle
September 5, 2010

James Temple

New York Times
March 6, 2012

Randall Stross

Bloomberg Businessweek Online
July 1, 2008

Catherine Holahan

Bloomberg Businessweek Online
March 28, 2007

Kenji Hall


September 28, 2009

Jonathan R. Laing


The Oriental Economist
June 2009

Robert Dujarric and Andrei Hagiu

Guest Column in Japan 2008: Beyond the Industrial
Financial Times
October 13, 2008

Andrei Hagiu


Nikkei Weekly
October 6, 2008

Robert Dujarric and Andrei Hagiu

The Japan Times
May 15, 2008

Andrei Hagiu and Robert Dujarric


HBS Working Knowledge
September 25, 2006

Sean Silverthorne

HBS Working Knowledge
March 13, 2006

Sean Silverthorne