Michael Menietti is a Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. He has been with the lab since 2011. His work is focused on designing and running economics experiments in the lab and field. He works with our industry and academic partners to develop rigorous tests of theory and practice. Recent projects have examined physiological markers of competition, gender composition in crowdsourcing, the impact of contest rules on performance, and individual motives in contests. Exploring these topics involves a variety of methods: game theoretic modeling, analysis of observational data, and randomized controlled trials. Michael received his PhD in economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. His dissertation work focused on experimental economics and the private provision of public goods.