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Major publications

“Are ideas becoming harder to find?” (with Nick Bloom, Chad Jones and Michael Webb), American Economic Review  (2020) 110(4): 1104–1144, ungated, DataVox, Economist, Freakonomics, Fortune, Sloan, Economist

“The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms” (with David Autor, David Dorn, Larry Katz and Christina Patterson), Quarterly Journal of Economics (2020) 135(2) 645-709, ungatedHBR Blog, Video, New York Times, VoxTalks, Economist, Wall Street Journal, VoxEU (video), Economist, NPR

“What drives differences in management?” (with Nick Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik and Itay Saporta-Eksten), American Economic Review (2019) 109(5) 1648-1683, ungatedVox

 

“Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation” (with Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel and Neviana Petkova), Quarterly Journal of Economics (2019)134(2) 647–713, ungated, Data, New York Times, Vox, Atlantic, Fortune, Conversation, VoxUS, Economist, VC, Centrepiece, INET

 

“The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital prices and health spending on the privately insured” (with Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig and Marty Gaynor), Quarterly Journal of Economics (2019) 134 (1), 51–107, ungated, Merger Data, New York Times, New Yorker, MarketPlace, NIHCM Award winner

 

“Some causal effects of an industrial policy” (with Chiara Criscuolo, Ralf Martin and Henry Overman), American Economic Review (2019) 109(1) 48-85, ungatedVox

 

“Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution: Evidence from France” (with Luis Garicano and Claire Lelarge), American Economic Review (2016) 106(11) 3439-79, ungatedNew York Times, Economist, Micro-Insights

 

“Trade induced technical change? The impact of Chinese imports on Innovation, IT and Productivity” (with Nick Bloom and Mirko Draca), Review of Economic Studies (2016) 83(1): 87-117, ungatedVox Update

 

“The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public hospitals” (with Nick Bloom, Carol Propper and Stephan Seiler), Review of Economic Studies (2015) 82: 457-489, ungated 

 

“Carbon Taxes, Path Dependency and Directed Technical Change: Evidence from the Auto Industry” (with Philippe Aghion, Antoine Dechezlepetre, David Hemous and Ralf Martin), Journal of Political Economy, (2014) 124(1) 1-51, ungated

 

“Technology Spillovers and Product Market rivalry” (with Nick Bloom and Mark Schankerman), Econometrica (2013) 81 (4) 1347–1393, ungated 

“Innovation and Institutional Ownership” (with Philippe Aghion and Luigi Zingales), American Economic Review (2013) 103(1): 277–304, ungatedEconomist

“The organization of firms across countries” (with Nick Bloom and Raffaella Sadun). Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012) 127(4): 1663-1705, ungated 

 

“Americans Do I.T Better: US multinationals and the productivity miracle” (with Nick Bloom and Raffaella Sadun), American Economic Review (2012) 102 (1), 167-201, ungatedVox

“Can Pay Regulation kill?  The impact of labor markets on hospital productivity” (with Carol Propper), Journal of Political Economy (2010), 118(2), 222-273, ungated, IHEA Arrow Prize (awarded 2011) for best paper of the year

 

“Technology, Information and the Decentralization of the Firm” (with Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion, Claire Lelarge and Fabrizzio Zilibotti), Quarterly Journal of Economics, (2007), 122 (4), 1759–1799. http://cep.lse.ac.uk/textonly/_new/staff/vanreenen/pdf/qje_acemoglu.pdf

 

“Measuring and Explaining Management practices across firms and nations” (with Nick Bloom) Quarterly Journal of Economics (2007) 122(4), 1351–1408, ungated

 

“Uncertainty and Company Investment Dynamics: Empirical Evidence for UK firms” (with Nick Bloom and Steve Bond) Review of Economic Studies (2007) 74, 391-415, ungated 

“How special is the special relationship: Using the impact of US R&D spillovers on British firms as a test of technology sourcing” (with Rupert Harrison and Rachel Griffith) American Economic Review (2006) 96(5) 1859-1875, ungated 

 

“Skill biased organisational change? Evidence from British and French establishments” (with Eve Caroli) Quarterly Journal of Economics (2001) CXVI, No. 4, 1449-1492, ungated 

 

“Market share, market value and Innovation: Evidence from British Manufacturing Firms” (with Richard Blundell and Rachel Griffith). Review of Economic Studies (1999) 66(3), 228, 529-554, ungated 

 

“Technology and changes in the skill structure: Evidence from seven OECD countries” (with Stephen Machin). Quarterly Journal of Economics (1998) 113 (4), 1215-1244, ungated 

 

“The Creation and Capture of Economic Rents: Wages and Innovation in a Panel of UK Companies”, Quarterly Journal of Economics (1996) 111(1), 195-226, ungated