IFC is hosting the 8th Empirical Management conference in collaboration with the World Bank, Cornell Dyson, Harvard Business School, the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (LSE), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford University.
The two-day conference will provide a forum for innovative research to discuss management practices, their impact on firm performance, and differences in management practices across firms, countries, and industries.
With expert insights from some of the most recognized academic institutions, IFC aims to push the knowledge frontier on measuring management and organizational practices across various sectors of economic activity and linking these to firm performance, and ultimately, sustainable economic growth.
The conference will feature Keynote sessions by John Van Reenen (LSE & MIT); Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, IFC; and Susan Lund, VP Economics & Private Sector Development, IFC.
Follow the sessions live:
Management Practices and the Link to Productivity
How are good management practices related to the performance of firms? How is this linked to inclusive growth and reduction of poverty?
Productivity is responsible for at least half of the variation in per capita incomes and growth rates across countries. Its relevance for growth and poverty reduction will rise even further, as many developing countries undergo demographic transition with consequent declining contributions to growth from labor and capital accumulation. Yet, productivity growth has slowed markedly in the last decade in many countries and fell by half in OECD economies. And within-country productivity gaps are at least as large as cross-country differences.
To a large extent, lackluster productivity performance can be traced back to poor managerial practices,
click to learn how they are related.
University of Georgia
Blame the manager? Displacement Events and Job-Driven Scarring
U.S. Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies
What is the Price for Opportunity? The Effects of Employer Learning on Worker Promotions and Turnover
New York Federal Reserve Bank
Firm Frictions and the Payoffs of Higher Pay
Alex Xi He
University of Maryland
Eclipse of Rent-Sharing: The effects of Managers' Business Education on Wages and the Labor Share in the US and Denmark
Session 2: Adopting Practices I
University of Pennsylvania
Capacity building as a route to export market expansion: A six-country experiment in the Western Balkans
Missing Information: Why Don’t More Firms Seek Out Business Advice?
University of Oklahoma
Why is Entrepreneurial Overconfidence (so) Persistent? Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment
Managing Director, IFC
Session 3: Workplace Environment I
Jordi Blanes i Vidal
Department of Management, LSE
Peer Pressure and Manager Pressure in Organisations
University of Minnesota
Corporate DEI Culture Spillover
Central European University
Cultural Homophily and Collaboration in Superstar Teams
University of Massachusetts Boston
Managing to Learn
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Productivity of Professions: Evidence from the Emergency Department
University of Regensburg
Management and performance in the public sector: Evidence from German municipalities
Thursday, December 15th
Session 1: Workplace Environment II
Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.
Pay Transparency and Mental Health
University of Southern California
Violence Against Women at Work
An Anatomy of Performance Monitoring
Columbia Business School
The Management of Knowledge Work
Self-employment within the firm
Management practices and transactional relationships
Susan Lund, VP of Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC; John Van Reenen, LSE & MIT; Daniela Scur, Cornell University; Raffaella Sadun, Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit, Harvard Business School.
University of Nottingham
Who wants to improve? Evidence from the Management and Expectations Survey
Imperial College Business School
Managerial and Financial Barriers during the Green Transition
*Session will be live streamed.
Assistant Professor, Cornell University
John Van Reenen
Professor, London School of Economics
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Susan M. Lund
Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC
Empirical Management Conference Day 1
Empirical Management Conference Day 2
In Collaboration with our Partners
Center for Economic Performance
Harvard Business School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The World Bank