Michela Giorcelli is an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Economics of UCLA, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow at the Center from Economic Policy Research, a Research Affiliate at the CESifo Research Network, and a Faculty Affiliate at the California Center for Population Research. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2016.
Professor Giorcelli's research combines methods from economic history and applied microeconomics to examine the determinants of management and technology innovations and their impact on firm productivity. In 2021 she received the Kiel Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs for her contribution to the fields of economic history and innovation.
Her book project "Professionals and Productivity: the Diffusion of Soft Technologies during and after WWII", under contract with Princeton University Press, analyzes the role of WWII in spurring management practices adoption in the US and their diffusion in Europe and Japan in the war aftermath.
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