Stanford Econ 149, The modern Firm in Theory and Practice, Winter 2014 (Undergrad)

Topics on the organization and management of the modern firm, co-taught with Paul Milgrom



Stanford Econ 247, Labor Topics, Winter 2014 (PhD)

Lectures will revolve around one main discussion paper (presented by a student) and then some overview of other papers in the literature presented by me. The focus is on current research areas for students thinking about PhD topics, rather than a comprehensive span of the literature. Topics also include research skills, tips and tricks, refereeing and presentation skills.

Lectures: Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4, Lecture 5


Stanford GSB 591, Management Practices, Winter 2013 (MBA)

Lectures about core modern management practices based on around a decade of research by the LSE, McKinsey, Stanford, the World Bank and the EBRD, co-taught with John Van Reenen. Aimed at 1st and 2nd year MBA students.


Gokaldas case



MIT Organizational Economics Mini-Course, Winter 2013

6 hours of lectures on the measuring and explaining the differences in management and organizational practices across firms and countries. Aimed at 2nd+ year PhD students.

Syllabus and class schedule, Lecture 1, Lecture 2


IMF Course on the Macroeconomics of Uncertainty and Volatility, Winter 2013

This was a 2.5 hour course I gave at the IMF in 2012 and 2013 overviewing the literature on uncertainty and volatility, focusing on the latest empirical results and implications for policy around the Great Recession of 2007-2009.

Slides, reading list





Nicholas Bloom


Professor of Economics

Stanford University

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