Raffaella Sadun, the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, will become the director of the NBER’s Working Group on Organizational Economics at the start of 2023. She succeeds Robert Gibbons, who launched the working group in 2002.
Sadun, an NBER affiliate since 2010, is a research associate in the Labor Studies and Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Programs. Her work has focused on the managerial and organizational drivers of productivity in corporations and the public sector. Gibbons, who is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and a professor of organizational economics at MIT, has studied the design and performance of “organized activities,” including relational contracts, within firms and other organizations and between different entities. He has been an affiliate of the Labor Studies Program since 1987.