NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Does Management Matter in Schools

Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, John Van Reenen

NBER Working Paper No. 20667
Issued in November 2014

---- Acknowledgements ----

We would like to thank the ESRC, the IGC, and the Ita├║ Social Foundation for financial support through the Centre for Economic Performance. Roland Fryer, Gary Chamberlain, Caroline Hoxby, Will Dobbie, Steve Machin, Sandra McNally, Martina Viarengo and participants at seminars in the AEA, Harvard, the Royal Economic Society Conference and Stanford have given helpful comments on earlier drafts. Frederic Vermeulen and two anonymous referees have given excellent advice on the paper. Our partnership with Daniela Scur has been particularly important during this project. Matilde Gawronski and Kalpesh Patil have provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Nicholas Bloom ----

I worked for McKinsey and company as a management consultant from 2001-2002. I have not received any funding from them after that time.

I am part of the Toulouse Network for Information Technology, which carries out research on IT and productivity. From this network I receive an annual honorarium, which is funded by Microsoft.

I do occasional consulting on management practices for government and policy agencies, like the Canadian Government, the World Bank, the European Union, the British Government, and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.

I produced a report in 2008 for the World Economic Forum on management practices in private equity for which I received an honorarium.

I occasionally am a paid speaker at corporate events at which I discuss among other things management practices and policy uncertainty.

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