John Van Reenen is Gordon Y. Billard Professor of Management and Economics at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (jointly in the Sloan Management School and MIT Economics Department) since 2016. Prior to this, he was Director of the Centre of Economic Performance at LSE.
He is the winner of the Yrjö Jahnsson Award (2009); the Arrow Prize (2011); the European Investment Bank Prize (2014), an OBE (2017) and the HBR-McKinsey Award (2018). He is a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, the NBER, CEPR and the Society of Labor Economists.
Van Reenen has published over a hundred papers on all areas of economics but with a particular focus on the causes and consequences of innovation. He has been a senior policy advisor to 10 Downing Street, the UK Secretary of State for Health and the European Commission. He received his BA from the University of Cambridge, his MSc from the London School of Economics and his PhD from University College London.