Nick Bloom is the William E. Eberle Professor of Economics in the department of economics at Stanford University and Professor, by courtesy, at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. He is also the Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a fellow of the Centre for Economic Performance, and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Professor Bloom’s research focuses on measuring and explaining management practices. His publication, Inequality and the disappearing large firm wage premium, reflects on the impact that outsourcing may be having on the size and wages of companies.
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.