A Silicon Valley-based social science and business journalist with a degree from Stanford University, Marina Krakovsky is the author of The Middleman Economy: How Brokers, Agents, Dealers, and Everyday Matchmakers Create Value and Profit (Palgrave Macmillan). She is also co-author, with economist Kay-Yut Chen, of Secrets of the Moneylab: How Behavioral Economics Can Improve Your Business (Portfolio/Penguin). Her articles and essays have appeared in Discover, the New York Times Magazine, Scientific American and Scientific American Mind, O, The Oprah Magazine, Psychology Today, Slate, FastCompany, Stanford Magazine, the Washington Post, Wired, and more. She is an expert on intermediaries (including brokers, agents, dealers, matchmakers, two-sided platforms, and more), and writes about them through her LinkedIn blog, Power of Three.
Keywords: marketplaces, platforms, middlemen, intermediaries, economics, psychology, ethics, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb