Michela Giorcelli is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California – Los Angeles. Her research is in economic history and applied microeconomics, with focus on the development and diffusion of management and technology innovations and their impact on firm productivity. She is 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.
Her book "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.
In 2021-22 she will be on leave at Harvard University, visiting the HBS Strategy Department.
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