Renata Lemos

University of Cambridge

Renata Lemos is currently an economist at the World Bank. She holds a PhD in Applied Micro Economics (Land Economy) from the University of Cambridge. She joined the Centre for Economic Performance in 2008 as Research Officer & Project Director. She has directed several waves of data collection with World Management Survey (WMS) in manufacturing, retail, education, and healthcare sectors across the world. She has a double Bachelor’s Degree (High Honours) in Business (Finance) and International Studies from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in International Development from the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on exploring the factors associated with differences in management practices in middle and low income economies in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Her research interests include managerial and organizational economics, labour economics, economics of education, and development economics.

Researcher's 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.
Researchers: Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen
Grants Round: 21st Round
Country: Pakistan
By collecting new firm-level data from nine countries across Africa and Asia, this project evaluates the impact of the ownership and control structures of firms on their management practices and performance.
Researchers: Daniela Scur, Renata Lemos
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
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.
Researchers: Nick Bloom, John Van Reenen, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur
Grants Round: 1st MRG Round
Country: Multiple
This project seeks to create a database of micro level firm data from Myanmar’s manufacturing sector to promote further research and policy insights. 
Researchers: Nick Bloom, Renata Lemos, Mari Tanaka
Grants Round: 13th Round
Country: Myanmar
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.
Researchers: Nick Bloom, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen
Grants Round: 13th Round
Country: Pakistan
Cross-cutting themes: Fragile and conflict-affected states