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[Photo: Nick BLOOM] Dr Nick BLOOM
Associate - Growth
Stanford
Tel: +16507257836
Email: nbloom@stanford.edu

Curriculum Vitae PDF  Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Investment and uncertainty, Innovation and Competition, Management Practices, ICT and Productivity
At the CEP Nick works on four main fields:
1) The Impact of Uncertainty
2) Innovation and Competition
3) Management Practices and Productivity
4) ICT and Productivity

Education:

  • BA Economics, 1st Class, Cambridge University, 1991-1994
  • MPhil Economics, Oxford University, 1994-1996
  • PhD Economics, University College London, 1996-2001

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:


Matlab code is available for the following: Bloom, Bond and Van Reenen (2005)
and Bloom (2006) at   http://cep.lse.ac.uk/matlabcode/

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firming Up Inequality Nick Bloom, Fatih Guvenen, David J. Price and Jae Song
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1354:
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JEL Classification: O2; M1


Tags: inequality; productivity and firms

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CEP US Election Analysis
Economic Recovery and Policy Uncertainty Scott R. Baker, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davis and John Van Reenen
October 2012
Paper No' CEPUSA002:
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Tags: us elections; uncertainty; recession


One page summary (available in Adobe PDF)
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CEP Occasional Paper
Why do Management Practices Differ Across Firms and Countries? Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
September 2010
Paper No' CEPOP26:
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JEL Classification: L2;M2;O32;O33


Tags: organization; management

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CEP Discussion Paper
New Approaches to Measuring Management and Firm Organization Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0969:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: surveys; data; organization; management

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CentrePiece Article
Management practices in the NHS Nick Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPCP305:
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CentrePiece 14 (3) Winter 2010

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Product Market Competition Lead Firms to Decentralize? Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
January 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0966:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: decentralization; management practices

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CEP Occasional Paper
Do Private Equity Owned Firms Have Better Management Practices? Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
July 2009
Paper No' CEPOP24:
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JEL Classification: L2;M2;O32;O3


Tags: management practices and private equity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Organization of Firms Across Countries Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
June 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0937:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: decentralization; trust; rule of law; social capital; theory of the firm


This paper has been published as:
Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012) 127(4): 1663-1705
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Distinct Effects of Information Technology and Communication Technology on Firm Organization Nick Bloom, Luis Garicano, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0927:
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Data Files associated with this paper.

JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: organization; delegation; information technology; communication technology; the theory of the firm

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: The recession will be over sooner than you think Nick Bloom and Max Floetotto
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP271:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

EDS Discussion Paper
Americans do I.T. Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
October 2008
Paper No' EDSDP015:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Modern Management: Good for the Environment or Just Hot Air? Nick Bloom, Christos Genakos, Ralf Martin and Raffaella Sadun
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0891:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33; Q40; Q50


Tags: management; energy efficiency; energy intensity and productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Uncertainty and the Dynamics of R&D Nick Bloom
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0792:
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JEL Classification: D92; D8; O3


Tags: r&d; uncertainty; real options

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CEP Discussion Paper
Americans Do I.T. Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0788:
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Data Files associated with this paper.

JEL Classification: E22; O3; O47; O52


Tags: productivity; information technology; multinationals; organization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Uncertainty and Investment Dynamics Nick Bloom, Stephen Bond and John Van Reenen
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0739:
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Data Files associated with this paper.

JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: investment; uncertainty; real options; panel data


This paper has been published as:
'Uncertainty and Company Investment Dynamics: Empirical Evidence for UK firms' Nick Bloom Steve Bond and John Van Reenen, Review of Economic Studies (2007) 74, 391-415
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Uncertainty Shocks: Firm Level Estimation and a 9/11 Simulation Nick Bloom
March 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0718:
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Data Files associated with this paper.

JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: labor; investment; uncertainty; real options

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Countries Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
March 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0716:
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Data Files associated with this paper.

JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition; family firms


This paper has been published as:
'Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Nations', Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2007) 122 (4), 1351-1408.
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CEP Special Report
Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen
January 2006
Paper No' CEPSP16:
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Tags: work-life balance; management practices; productivity; family-friendly workplaces; competition

CEP Special Report
Management Practices Across Firms and Nations Nick Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, John Dowdy, Tom Rippin and John Van Reenen
June 2005
Paper No' CEPSP17:
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Economics of Industry Paper
Identifying technology spillovers and product market rivalry Nick Bloom, Mark Schankerman and John Van Reenen
January 2005
Paper No' EI 40:
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JEL Classification: 031; 032; 033; F23


Tags: spillovers; r&d; market value; patents.