Nicholas Bloom

Professor of Economics, Stanford University, National Bureau of Economic Research

Nicholas Bloom is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously worked at the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Company. Prof. Bloom's research focuses on understanding the economic impacts of policy uncertainty, such as that which followed the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He is also constructing an empirical basis for understanding what factors drive differences in management practices across regions, industries, and countries, and how this determines the economic performance of nations and firms. Prof. Bloom is the recipient of an Alfred Sloan Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Career Award, and the Frisch Medal. He has a BA from Cambridge, an MPhil from Oxford, and a PhD from University College London.

Recent Research by Nicholas Bloom

— Feb 7, 2013
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Policy conflict and fiscal crisis in the United States and Europe have spurred concerns about policy uncertainty and its economic effects. Many policymakers, businesspeople, and the media suggest that the political crisis in Washington is leading firms and consumers to postpone hiring and spending decisions, stalling the recovery from the 2007-2009 recession.