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[Photo: Daniela SCUR] Ms Daniela SCUR
Project Director - World Management Survey - Growth
Email: D.Scur@lse.ac.uk

Nuffield College, Oxford
Email: daniela.scur@economics.ox.ac.uk

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: management and productivity, applied microeconomics, collection and analysis of survey data


Daniela Scur is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford, and a Project Director for the World Management Survey at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. She has a Honours BA and Masters degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. Daniela has been involved with the WMS since 2008, and has led survey waves in Canada, Chile, India, and most recently the multi-country survey for Latin America and Africa in London. Her research focuses on emerging and developing countries, and the effect of quality of management practices on labour market dynamics and productivity. Her other interests include education and productivity, health and productivity and firm organization and ownership.

Current Areas of Research:

Firm ownership structures and performance, focus on family firms in emerging economies.

Management and productivity in schools and hospitals


  • PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, University of Oxford
  • Masters in Economics, University of Toronto
  • HBA Economics and Political Science, University of Toronto


  • SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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

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
CentrePiece Article
Bad management: a constraint on economic development? Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP394:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013

JEL Classification: L2;M2;O14;O32;O33

Tags: management personnel economics; organisation; productivity; management