Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Professor, Stanford University, Department of Economics (2012 - Present)
  • Professor by Courtesy, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business (2012 - Present)
  • Co-Director of the Productivity Program, National Bureau of Economic Research (2011 - Present)
  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Stanford University, Department of Economics (2009 - 2012)
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Department of Economics (2005 - 2009)
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics (2003 - 2006)
  • Associate Consultant, McKinsey & Company (2002 - 2003)
  • Business Tax Policy Advisor, HM Treasury (2001 - 2002)
  • Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies (1996 - 2002)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013 - 2013)
  • Fellow, Econometrics Society (2011 - 2011)
  • Research Fellowship, Alfred Sloan Foundation (2008 - 2010)

Honors & Awards


  • John T Dunlop Scholar Award, Labor Economics Research Association (2008)
  • PhD advising award, Stanford Graduate Economics Association (2008)
  • Addington Prize, Fraser Institute (2013)
  • Bemacer Prize, Observatorio del Banco Central Europeo (OBCE) (2012)
  • Frisch Medal, Econometric Society (2010)
  • Bemacer Prize, Observatrio del Banco Central Europeo (2012)
  • Frisch Medal, The Econometrics Society (2010)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Associate Editor, Econometrica (2012 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Academy of Management Perspectives (2011 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, Management Science (2011 - Present)
  • Memberr, Board of Editors, Journal of Economic Literature (2010 - Present)
  • Member, American Economic Journal of Macro (2009 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, Economic Journal (2009 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Monetary Economics (2008 - 2010)
  • Research Associate, Centre for Economic Performance
  • Affiliate, J-PAL
  • Co-Director of Productivity, NBER
  • Associate, EF&G and Monetary Economics programs, NBER
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research
  • Member, San Francisco Federal Reserve Board
  • Research Fellow, IZA
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy
  • Associate, Toulouse Network for Information Technology

Professional Education


  • BA, Cambridge University, Fitzwilliam College, Economics (1994)
  • MPhil., Oxford University, St. Peters College, Economics (1996)
  • PhD, University College London, Economics (2001)

2017-18 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • Incomplete Contracts and the Internal Organization of Firms JOURNAL OF LAW ECONOMICS & ORGANIZATION Aghion, P., Bloom, N., Van Reenen, J. 2014; 30: 37-63
  • Identifying Technology Spillovers and Product Market Rivalry ECONOMETRICA Bloom, N., Schankerman, M., Van Reenen, J. 2013; 81 (4): 1347-1393

    View details for DOI 10.3982/ECTA9466

    View details for Web of Science ID 000322338400005

  • A Trapped-Factors Model of Innovation AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Bloom, N., Romer, P. M., Terry, S. J., Van Reenen, J. 2013; 103 (3): 208-213
  • Management Practices and the Quality of Care in Cardiac Units JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE McConnell, K. J., Lindrooth, R. C., Wholey, D. R., Maddox, T. M., Bloom, N. 2013; 173 (8): 684-692

    Abstract

    To improve the quality of health care, many researchers have suggested that health care institutions adopt management approaches that have been successful in the manufacturing and technology sectors. However, relatively little information exists about how these practices are disseminated in hospitals and whether they are associated with better performance.To describe the variation in management practices among a large sample of hospital cardiac care units; assess association of these practices with processes of care, readmissions, and mortality for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI); and suggest specific directions for the testing and dissemination of health care management approaches.We adapted an approach used to measure management and organizational practices in manufacturing to collect management data on cardiac units. We scored performance in 18 practices using the following 4 dimensions: standardizing care, tracking of key performance indicators, setting targets, and incentivizing employees. We used multivariate analyses to assess the relationship of management practices with process-of-care measures, 30-day risk-adjusted mortality, and 30-day readmissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI).Cardiac units in US hospitals.Five hundred ninety-seven cardiac units, representing 51.5% of hospitals with interventional cardiac catheterization laboratories and at least 25 annual AMI discharges.Process-of-care measures, 30-day risk-adjusted mortality, and 30-day readmissions for AMI.We found a wide distribution in management practices, with fewer than 20% of hospitals scoring a 4 or a 5 (best practice) on more than 9 measures. In multivariate analyses, management practices were significantly correlated with mortality (P = .01) and 6 of 6 process measures (P < .05). No statistically significant association was found between management and 30-day readmissions.The use of management practices adopted from manufacturing sectors is associated with higher process-of-care measures and lower 30-day AMI mortality. Given the wide differences in management practices across hospitals, dissemination of these practices may be beneficial in achieving high-quality outcomes.

    View details for DOI 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3577

    View details for Web of Science ID 000320039600018

    View details for PubMedID 23552986

  • DOES MANAGEMENT MATTER? EVIDENCE FROM INDIA QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS Bloom, N., Eifert, B., Mahajan, A., McKenzie, D., Roberts, J. 2013; 128 (1): 1-51

    View details for DOI 10.1093/qje/qjs044

    View details for Web of Science ID 000314883900001

  • Does Management Really Work? HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Bloom, N., Sadun, R., Van Reenen, J. 2012; 90 (11): 76-?
  • The Organization of Firms Across Countries QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS Bloom, N., Sadun, R., Van Reenen, J. 2012; 127 (4): 1663-1705

    View details for DOI 10.1093/qje/qje029

    View details for Web of Science ID 000311905500003

  • The land that lean manufacturing forgot? Management practices in transition countries ECONOMICS OF TRANSITION Bloom, N., Schweiger, H., Van Reenen, J. 2012; 20 (4): 593-635
  • Management Practices Across Firms and Countries ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES Bloom, N., Genakos, C., Sadun, R., Van Reenen, J. 2012; 26 (1): 12-33
  • Americans Do IT Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Bloom, N., Sadun, R., Van Reenen, J. 2012; 102 (1): 167-201
  • ARE FAMILY-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE PRACTICES A VALUABLE FIRM RESOURCE? STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL Bloom, N., Kretschmer, T., Van Reenen, J. 2011; 32 (4): 343-367

    View details for DOI 10.1002/smj.879

    View details for Web of Science ID 000287765200001

  • Human resource management and productivity Handbook of Labor Economics Bloom, N., Reenen, J. V. 2011
  • Modern Management: Good for the Environment or Just Hot Air? ECONOMIC JOURNAL Bloom, N., Genakos, C., Martin, R., Sadun, R. 2010; 120 (544): 551-572
  • Why Do Firms in Developing Countries Have Low Productivity? 122nd Annual Meeting of the American-Economics-Association Bloom, N., Mahajan, A., McKenzie, D., Roberts, J. AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC. 2010: 619–23
  • Does Product Market Competition Lead Firms to Decentralize? 122nd Annual Meeting of the American-Economics-Association Bloom, N., Sadun, R., Van Reenen, J. AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC. 2010: 434–38
  • New Approaches to Surveying Organizations 122nd Annual Meeting of the American-Economics-Association Bloom, N., Van Reenen, J. AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC. 2010: 105–9
  • Recent Advances in the Empirics of Organizational Economics ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECONOMICS, VOL 2 Bloom, N., Sadun, R., Van Reenen, J. 2010; 2: 105-137
  • Why Do Management Practices Differ across Firms and Countries? JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES Bloom, N., Van Reenen, J. 2010; 24 (1): 203-224
  • The Impact of Uncertainty Shocks ECONOMETRICA Bloom, N. 2009; 77 (3): 623-685

    View details for DOI 10.3982/ECTA6248

    View details for Web of Science ID 000266267700001

  • Measuring and explaining management practices across firms and countries QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS Bloom, N., Van Reenen, J. 2007; 122 (4): 1351-1408
  • Uncertainty and the dynamics of R&D 119th Annual Meeting of the American-Economic-Association Bloom, N. AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC. 2007: 250–55
  • Uncertainty and investment dynamics REVIEW OF ECONOMIC STUDIES Bloom, N., Bond, S., Van Reenen, J. 2007; 74 (2): 391-415
  • Competition and innovation: An inverted-U relationship QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS Aghion, P., Bloom, N., Blundell, R., Griffith, R., Howitt, P. 2005; 120 (2): 701-728
  • Do R&D tax credits work? Evidence from a panel of countries 1979-1997 JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS Bloom, N., Griffith, R., Van Reenen, J. 2002; 85 (1): 1-31
  • Patents, real options and firm performance ECONOMIC JOURNAL Bloom, N., van Reenen, J. 2002; 112 (478): C97-C116