Nick Bloom

Nick Bloom is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Professor, by courtesy, at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He is also the Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Nick holds a PhD in Economics from the University College London. He has worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Company. Professor Bloom's research focuses on measuring and explaining management practices. He has been working with McKinsey & Company as part of a long-run effort to collect management data from over 10,000 firms across industries and countries. The aim is to build an empirical basis for understanding what factors drive differences in management practices across regions, industries and countries, and how this determines firm and national performance. More recently he has also been working with Accenture on running management experiments. He also works on understanding the impacts of large uncertainty shocks--such as the credit crunch, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Cuban Missile crisis--on the US economy, for which he won the Frisch Medal in 2010.

Researcher's Grant Projects

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