John Van Reenen


John Van Reenen


John Van Reenen is the Gordon Y Billard Professor in Management and Economics and is jointly appointed as Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management and in the Department of Economics.

From October 2003 to July 2016 John Van Reenen was Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and the Director of the Centre for Economic Performance, Europe’s leading applied economics research centre.

In 2016 he was the appointed as Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to Economics and Public Policy Making, and in 2009 was awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award, the European equivalent to the US Bates Clark Medal.

Van Reenen has published widely on the economics of innovation, labor markets and productivity. He has been a senior policy advisor to the Secretary of State for Health, Downing Street, and for many international organizations. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford and at Harvard University, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a Professor at University College London, a partner in Lexecon Ltd. (now CRAI), and Chief Technology Officer of a software start-up.

Van Reenen holds a BA in economics and social and political sciences from Queens College, University of Cambridge, an MSc in industrial relations from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from University College London in economics.


Van Reenen wins NIHCM Research Award

Van Reenen wins HBR McKinsey Award

Van Reenen wins Arrow Prize for world’s best paper in health economics


"Are Ideas Becoming Hard to Find?"

Bloom, Nicholas, Charles I. Jones, John Van Reenen, and Michael Webb. American Economic Review. Forthcoming. Sloan. Fortune. Freakonomics. The Economist. Vox. Download Paper.

"Can Helping the Sick Hurt the Able? Incentives, Information, and Disruption in a Welfare Reform."

Bagaria, Nitika, Felix Koenig, Barbara Petrongolo, and John Van Reenen. Economic Journal. Forthcoming. OUP. Download Paper.

"Have R&D Spillovers Changed over Time?"

Lucking, Brian, Nicholas Bloom, and John Van Reenen. Fiscal Studies. Forthcoming. Download Paper.

"Healthy Business? Managerial Education and Management in Healthcare."

Bloom, Nicholas, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen. Review of Economics and Statistics. Forthcoming. Download Paper .

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