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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

Biography:

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.

Education:

  • 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

Awards:

  • 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"

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
Healthy Business? Managerial Education and Management in Healthcare Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1500:
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JEL Classification: M1; I1


Tags: management; hospitals; mortality; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Turbulence, Firm Decentralization and Growth in Bad Times Philippe Aghion, Nicholas Bloom, Brian Lucking, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1479:
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JEL Classification: O31; 032; 033; F23


Tags: decentralization; growth; turbulence; great recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management as a Technology? Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1433:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition

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CEP Occasional Paper
International Data on Measuring Management Practices Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen
January 2016
Paper No' CEPOP46:
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Tags: management practices; international data

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CentrePiece Article
Family business: management effort and firm performance Raffaella Sadun and colleagues analyse time use data on over 1,000 CEOs in family and professionalled firms Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP450:
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CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


JEL Classification: M12; L2; D24


Tags: ceo; time; family firms; competition; productivity


This article summarises ‘Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs atWork’ by Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1250.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Management Matter In Schools? Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1312:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; I2


Tags: management; pupil achievement; autonomy; principals

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CEP Occasional Paper
The New Empirical Economics of Management Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen
April 2014
Paper No' CEPOP41:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; productivity


This paper has been published as:
JEEA-FBBVA Lecture 2013: The New Empirical Economics of Management, Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen, Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 12, Issue , August 2014
Development Discussion Paper
Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
December 2013
Paper No' EOPP 049:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work Oriana Bandiera, Renata Lemos, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1250:
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JEL Classification: M12; L2; D24


Tags: ceo; time; family firms; competition; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
What Do CEOs Do? Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1145:
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JEL Classification: D2; G3; G34


Tags: ceos; corporate governance; time use

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CEP Discussion Paper
Matching Firms, Managers, and Incentives Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1144:
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JEL Classification: J24;L2


Tags: personnel economics; hiring policy; management; performance related pay; performance incentives

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CEP Discussion Paper
Span of Control and Span of Activity Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun and Julie Wulf
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1139:
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JEL Classification: C21; C25; L22; L23


Tags: management; firms; ceo; productivity; firm activities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management Practices Across Firms and Countries Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1109:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; and productivity

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Hospital performance: the impact of good management Nicholas Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, Rebecca Homkes, Dennis Layton, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
March 2011
Paper No' CEPCP330:
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CentrePiece 15 (3) Winter 2011


JEL Classification: I10;I18


Tags: health


This article summarises Management in Healthcare: Why Good Practice Really Matters by Stephen Dorgan, Dennis Layton, Nicholas Bloom, Rebecca Homkes, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
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CEP Discussion Paper
Recent Advances in the Empirics of Organizational Economics Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0970:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: productivity; organization; management; decentralization

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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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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


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

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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CentrePiece Article
Does planning regulation protect independent retailers? Raffaella Sadun
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP258:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Planning Regulation Protect Independent Retailers? Raffaella Sadun
August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0888:
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JEL Classification: K2; L10; L81; L51


Tags: zoning; location; retail; regulation

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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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JEL Classification: E22; O3; O47; O52


Tags: productivity; information technology; multinationals; organization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity and ICT: A Review of the Evidence Mirko Draca, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0749:
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JEL Classification: E22; E23; F1; O11


Tags: ict; productivity; organisation

EDS Discussion Paper
Information Technology and Productivity: It ain't what you do it's the way that you do I.T. Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
October 2005
Paper No' EDSDP002:
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