Erika Deserranno

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bocconi University, Associate Professor (untenured) in the MEDS Department of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

My research is in the field of development, organizational and personnel economics, with a focus on the two key challenges of every organization: how to recruit the right employees and how to motivate them once on the job. To study these topics, I design and exploit field experiments that create random variation in the incentive schemes and the recruitment strategies of private and public organizations in developing countries. I also leverage unique payroll and personnel datasets from large private companies in the United States.