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in alphabetical order

Nick Bloom

Stanford University

nbloom@stanford.edu

Nick Bloom is Associate Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a senior Associate of the Centre for Economic Performance. His main research interests are on measuring and explaining management and organizational practices across firms and countries. He also works on innovation and IT, and the causes and consequences of economic uncertainty. He previously worked as a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a policy advisor at HM Treasury and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, with a PhD from University College London. With John Van Reenen and Raffaella Sadun he has led the WMS initiative since 2003. Homepage: www.stanford.edu/~nbloom/

Raffaella Sadun

Harvard Business School

rsadun@hbs.edu

Raffaella Sadun is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy Unit at the Harvard Business School and an Associate of the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE. Her research interests lie on the interaction between government policy and economic performance. Her current research focuses on the role of technology and organizational structure on firm level productivity as well as on the relationship between entry barriers and industry structure in the retail sector. While studying for her doctorate at the LSE, she worked as a researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance on studies surveying international management practices and CEO behaviour. With Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen, she has led the WMS since 2005. Homepage: http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=541712

John Van Reenen

London School of Economics

j.vanreenen@lse.ac.uk

John Van Reenen is Professor of Economics at LSE and since 2003 has directed the Centre for Economic Performance and its Productivity, Innovation and Intellectual Property Programme. He has published widely on the economics of innovation, labour markets and productivity. He has been a senior policy advisor to the Secretary of State for Health, Downing Street and other parts of the UK government. He has also been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stanford, Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a Professor at University College London, a partner in Lexecon (a leading economic consultancy firm) and Chief Technology Officer of a software start-up. With Nick Bloom and Raffaella Sadun he has led the WMS since 2003. Homepage: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/staff/person.asp?id=1358

Project directors

Renata Lemos

University of Cambridge

r.lemos@lse.ac.uk

Renata Lemos joined the WMS at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) in 2008 running interviews with UK, US, and Brazilian managers. Since 2009, Renata has trained and supervised several teams of analysts during manufacturing, retail, education, and healthcare waves of data collection. She managed a team at the CEP to collect the first international panel data on management. She has also administered the manufacturing survey to Argentina and Mexico at the CEP and the retail, education, and healthcare surveys to India in Mumbai for the first time, expanding our coverage of developing countries. She is currently reading for a PhD in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. Homepage: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/staff/person.asp?id=5499

Daniela Scur

London School of Economics

d.scur@lse.ac.uk

Daniela Scur joined the WMS in 2008 as a manufacturing National Survey Leader for Canada, while working at the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity (ICP), a Toronto-based think-tank. In 2009, Daniela led the first retail survey wave including Canada, the US and the UK, and also helped set up the Chile manufacturing wave. In 2010, she left the ICP to pursue her Masters in Economics at the University of Toronto. In 2012, after joining the Centre for Economic Performance, Daniela spent three months in India collecting the first dataset for India in the education, healthcare and retail sectors, along with Renata Lemos. She is currently reading for a DPhil in Economics at the University of Oxford. Homepage: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/staff/person.asp?id=7498

Project fellows

Rebecca Homkes

London School of Economics

r.l.homkes@lse.ac.uk

Rebecca Homkes joined the WMS team in 2007. A Marshall Scholar, she has completed her PhD at the LSE in 2011, where her thesis focuses on evaluating global public-private partnerships.  Homkes also taught Political Economy at the MSc level at the LSE and conducted executive education for Enterprise LSE as well as independently.  She holds an MSc from the LSE, a BS in Finance, accounting and international studies alongside a BA in Political Science from Indiana University.  She previously served as a fellow at the White House’s President’s Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) and has spent time in management and strategy consulting for Bain & Co. in Chicago and public policy consulting in Melbourne, Australia. Homepage: cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/staff/person.asp?id=3709



Contact us

For research enquiries:

Nick Bloom
nbloom@stanford.edu

Raffaella Sadun
rsadun@hbs.edu

John Van Reenen
j.vanreenen@lse.ac.uk

Renata Lemos
r.lemos@lse.ac.uk

Daniela Scur
d.scur@lse.ac.uk

For web-related enquiries:

Renata Lemos
r.lemos@lse.ac.uk