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Nicholas A. Bloom is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. His research focuses on measuring and explaining management practices and their consequences across a wide range of firms and countries. He has been an NBER affiliate since 2006.


Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on venture capital, private equity, and the determinants of innovation and productivity growth. He has been an NBER affiliate since 1999.

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