John Van Reenen

John Van Reenen is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. He also serves of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Industrial Economics and the Journal of the European Economic Association. . He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Professor at University College London. He has published over 40 refereed papers in international journals, including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has also been an editor of many journals, including the Journal of Economic LiteratureJournal of Industrial Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. He has served as a senior advisor to the UK Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Health, and the European Commission. In 2009 he was awarded (jointly with Fabrizio Zilibotti) the Yrjö Jahnsson Prize. Professor Van Reenen's interests lie in the impact of innovation on jobs, skills, wages and productivity. He also works in the areas of labour markets, competition policy, industrial economics, health systems and econometrics. He holds a PhD from University College London, an MSc from LSE and a BA from the University of Cambridge.

Research Grant Projects

The key purpose of this project is to measure management practices, undertake a rigorous empirical analysis of management-performance relationship, and investigate the determinants of management practices in manufacturing establishments in previously inaccessible provinces of Pakistan.
These researchers use their existing in-depth survey methodology to collect extensive management data on three African countries and Brazil and investigate differences in management practices and productivity across firms and countries.
This project analyses management practices in Pakistan to explore whether weak management hinders productivity and innovation, and thus explain the differences in firm-level performance between and within developing and developed countries.