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[Photo: Raffaella SADUN] Dr Raffaella SADUN
CEP Associate and Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School - Growth
Email: r.sadun@lse.ac.uk

Harvard Business School
Tel: +617 495 6190
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Expertise: Organizational Economics; ICT and productivity; Entry regulations in the retail industry


Raffaella Sadun is Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School. Her 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, and on the relationship between entry barriers and industry structure in the retail sector. Raffaella earned a Master in Economics from the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.


  • 2003-2008: Phd in Economics, London School of Economics
  • 2001-2003: MSc and 1st year PhD in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1996-2000: Laurea in Economia Politica, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy


  • 2004-2007: ESRC Scholarship, UK
  • 2003-2004: "Becas de Formacion Predoctoral", Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Spain
  • 2001-2003: "Marco Fanno" Scholarship, Mediocredito Centrale, Italy

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • CEP
  • CeRiba

Selected Publications:

  • "Americans Do I.T. Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle", 2007, with John Van Reenen and Nick Bloom, CEP Working Paper DP0788,

  • “ICT and Productivity”, with Mirko Draca and John Van Reenen, 2007, forthcoming, Handbook of Information of Information and Communication Technologies” R. Mansell, C. Avgerou, D. Quah, and R. Silverstone (eds) Oxford Handbook on ICTs, Oxford University Press,

  • "Do Entry Regulations Help Independent Retailers: Evidence from English Local Authorities"

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