John Van Reenen

John Van Reenen is the Gordon Y Billard Professor in Management and Economics and is a jointly appointed Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management and in the Department of Economics.
John Van Reenen, Professor of Applied Economics

Featured Research

"Who Becomes an Inventor in America?" The Importance of Exposure to Innovation." Bell, Alex, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova, and John Van Reenen. Quarterly Journal of Economics. Forthcoming. Data. The Economist. Vox US. The Conversation. Fortune. The Atlantic. Vox. New York Times.

"Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution: Evidence from France." Garicano, Luis, Claire Lelarge, and John Van Reenen. American Economic Review Vol. 106, No. 11 (2016): 3439-3479. Data Set; Appendix;  New York TimesEconomist

"Carbon Taxes, Path Dependency and Directed Technical Change: Evidence from the Auto Industry." Aghion, Philippe, Antoine Dechezlepetre, David Hemous, Ralf Martin, and John Van Reenen. Journal of Political Economy Vol. 124, No. 1 (2016): 1-51. Lead article.

"Trade Induced Technical Change? The Impact of Chinese Imports on Innovation, IT and Productivity." Bloom, Nicholas, Mirko Draca, and John Van Reenen. Review of Economic Studies Vol. 83, No. 1 (2016): 87-117.

"The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals." Bloom, Nicholas, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler, and John Van Reenen. Review of Economic Studies Vol. 82, No. 2 (2015): 457-489.

"Brexit's Long-Run Effects on the U.K. Economy." Van Reenen, John. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. (2016): 367-383.



Media Highlights

No industrial policy, we're British

Professor John Van Reenen, director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE, explains to Ferdinando Giugliano, FT leader writer, how industrial policy can help to get the economy going again.

Do Bankers Bonuses Need An Overhaul?

John Van Reenen, director of Centre for Economic Performance at LSE, tells CNBC why he is in favor of rewards in the financial sector being based on long term success, not short term risk.

MIT's Van Reenen Warns of Brexit's Big Costs for U.K.

John Van Reenen discusses the costs and disruptions of Brexit and the post-Brexit issues facing the U.K. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."