Evidence based decision making to help people and organizations thrive.

Wharton People Analytics leverages the power of analytics to help individuals and organizations thrive.

This interdisciplinary initiative is led by a team of Wharton faculty co-directors: Professors Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, Cade Massey, and Matthew Bidwell. We focus on collaborative research with organizations, putting that research into practice, educating the next generation of organizational leaders, and expanding the community of people analytics practitioners.

The Conference

April 4-5, 2019

The Bellevue Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

The sixth annual Wharton People Analytics Conference brings together industry leaders and academic experts at the forefront of people analytics to share cutting-edge insights, practices and innovations.

Join us for two days of fun networking opportunities, exciting competition showcases, and a stellar speaker lineup, including our all-star keynotes:

Richard Thaler, 2017 Nobel Prize Winner
Allyson Felix, Olympic Gold Medalist, Track and Field
Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte
Marcus Buckingham, Bestselling Author and Consultant

Learning Opportunities

Advancing the practice of people analytics is as important to us as our research. We are continuing to create new educational opportunities for those working in the field, as well as those who would like to enter it.

Professors Bidwell and Massey collaborated with Professor Martine Haas on a 6-hour, open-enrollment, on-line People Analytics course.


This is a unique opportunity for an MBA student to work with both a major company and/or large non-profit under the guidance of the People Analytics team.


Applications are taken each year for participation in the competitively selected Wharton People Analytics Conference Team. This group of MBA students works with us to plan and implement the entire conference.


Wharton offers experiential programs to help executives advance their careers at every level.

People Analytics: HR Transformation through Data is a first-of-its-kind program that combines the power of Wharton analytics expertise with the vital talent management industry for meaningful, measurable results. Discover how and when to use data to build analytics capabilities, improve the quality of talent, and impact organizational culture. Join our Faculty Co-Directors, Professors Cade Massey and Matthew Bidwell to experience a true learning laboratory with executives from all over the world.

Faculty Co-Director Cade Massey on the People Analytics experience

Wharton People Analytics Faculty Featured in MIT Sloan Management Review Series on People Analytics

Why Now?

Business Radio Presents: People Analytics Special

Faculty Co-Directors Adam Grant and Cade Massey discuss Adam’s new book “Originals”, including the people analytics behind it, the many lessons within it, and just what makes Adam so productive!

News & Articles

Check out our Wharton People Analytics content feed for everything from academic papers and popular press articles to full conference videos and radio shows from Wharton People Analytics’ faculty, staff and friends.

Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve

| The New York Times

Ask people what’s wrong in American higher education, and you’ll hear about grade inflation. At Harvard a few years ago, a professor complained that the most common grade was an A-. He was quickly corrected: The most common grade at Harvard was an A.

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Why Investors Won’t Embrace AI

Angelo Calvello | Institutional Investor

The biggest challenge quantitative managers face may be convincing investors against trusting their own judgment. “Algorithm aversion” is best summarized by academics Berkeley Dietvorst, Joseph Simmons, and Cade Massey, who wrote in a 2014 paper, “Research shows that evidence-based algorithms more accurately predict the future than do human forecasters. Yet… they often choose the human forecaster.”

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WorkLife with Adam Grant: A TED original podcast

Adam Grant | | Download Podcast

You spend a quarter of your life at work, so shouldn’t you enjoy it? Adam Grant takes you inside some of the world’s most unusual workplaces to discover the keys to better work. Whether you’re learning how to love criticism or trust a co-worker you can’t stand, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

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