Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences
Take 5: Yikes! When Unintended Consequences Strike
Good intentions don’t always mean good results. Here’s why humility, and a lot of monitoring, are so important when making big changes.
Researchers: Sunil Chopra, Jacopo Ponticelli, Anna Tuchman, Erika Deserranno and Jörg L. Spenkuch
May 16, 2023
What Happens to Worker Productivity after a Minimum Wage Increase?
A pay raise boosts productivity for some—but the impact on the bottom line is more complicated.
Researchers: Decio Coviello, Erika Deserranno and Nicola Persico
December 1, 2022
Why Well-Meaning NGOs Sometimes Do More Harm than Good
Studies of aid groups in Ghana and Uganda show why it’s so important to coordinate with local governments and institutions.
Researchers: Erika Deserranno, Aisha Nansamba, Nancy Qian, Katharine Baldwin, Dean Karlan, Christopher Udry and Ernest Appiah
August 7, 2020
Take 5: How to Motivate Employees
Research sheds light on which employee incentives work best.
Researchers: Rongzhu Ke, Jin Li, Michael Powell, Daniel Barron, George Georgiadis, Jeroen Swinkels, Todd A. Gormley, David A. Matsa, Julia D. Hur, Loran Nordgren and Erika Deserranno
July 5, 2017
When Higher Pay Attracts the Wrong Job Candidates
Labeling jobs as lucrative can backfire for socially minded organizations.
Researchers: Erika Deserranno
October 5, 2015