Daniela Scur

Postdoctoral Associate

Daniela Scur is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, working at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.

In July 2019, she will be joining the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University as an Assistant Professor of Strategy. Daniela is affiliated with the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, and works on three large data collection initiatives: the World Management Survey, the Development WMS, and the Ownership Survey. She is a collaborator in the Productivity Partnership (a Canadian-led initiative), and a former research fellow from the Blavatnik School of Government in the RISE Programme.

Daniela’s research interests are in organizations and how organizational practices affect productivity and labor outcomes across countries and industries. She studies organizational economics with a focus on emerging economies and developing countries. Current research questions she is working on include why family firms adopt fewer structured management practices (and what to do about it), how technology has affected the role of managers in firms, how personnel management affects wages and other employee outcomes in manufacturing firms, how female leadership influences organizational practices, and how school management and personnel policies affect teacher effort and student outcomes.

Recent Publications