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I am interested in organizations and how organizational practices affect firm and labour outcomes across countries and industries. My work spans the private sector (with a focus on manufacturing firms, family firms and multinationals) as well as the public sector (with a focus on schools, principals and teachers). The type of firm outcomes I study include productivity and profitability (including profit shifting), and the type of labour outcomes I think about include labour sorting and selection, inequality (of wage and opportunity) and mental health.

I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.

I am affiliated with the CEPR and the Productivity Partnership and I am a Research Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management, with the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and at the London School of Economics with the Centre for Economic Performance. I am a faculty fellow at the Cornell Smith Family Business Initiative. I work on three large data collection initiatives: the World Management Survey, the Development WMS, and the Ownership Survey.


Fields: Organizational economics, development economics, entrepreneurship

Contact: dscur@cornell.edu | dscur@mit.edu  | d.scur@lse.ac.ukdaniela.scur@gmail.com