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Dr Raffaella Sadun

Professor Raffaella Sadun

Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School

Expertise: organizational economics, ict and productivity, entry regulations in the retail industry

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Raffaella Sadun is a Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. Professor Sadun's research focuses on the economics of productivity, management and organizational change. Her research documents the economic and cultural determinants of managerial choices, as well as their implications for organizational performance in both the private and public sector (including healthcare and education).

She is among the founders of the World Management Survey ( and the Executive Time Use Study (

Professor Sadun's work has appeared in leading peer reviewed journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Economic Journal, and has been featured in the business press, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Faculty Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research and Research Associate in the Ariadne Labs Program in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In 2012 Professor Sadun was nominated as a Junior Faculty Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. She was the winner of the McKinsey Award for the best article in the Harvard Business Review in 2018.