After graduating in Political Economy at the Sapienza University in Rome, a Master’s degree in Economics at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and a doctorate in Economics at London School of Economics, today she is Thomas S. Murphy Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Her research focuses on the economics of productivity, management and organisational change, documenting the economic and cultural determinants of managerial choices, as well as their implications for organisational performance in both the private and public sector (including healthcare and education). She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Faculty Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research, and Research Associate in the Ariadne Labs Program in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is among the founders of the World Management Survey and the Executive Time Use Study. Her work has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Economic Journal, and has been featured in the business press, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.