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Proven Tactics for Improving Teams’ Psychological Safety, (2023) MIT Sloan Management Review, with Chris Rider, Antoine Ferrère, Zsófia Belovai, and Florian Englmaier

More Women in Tech? Evidence from a Field Experiment Addressing Social Identity, (2021) Management Science, 68(5) : 3196-3218, with Lucia del Carpio

Price and Probability: Decomposing the Takeover Effects of Anti-Takeover Provisions (2020) Journal of Finance, 75(5) : 2591-2629, with Vicente Cuñat and Mireia Gine

Individual Identity and Organizational Alignment: Evidence from a Field Experiment (2020), American Economic Association Papers & Proceedings, 110: 193–198, with Zoe Kinias and Florian and Schloderer, F.

“Say” Pays! Shareholder Voice and Firm Performance (2016), Review of Finance, 20 (5): pp.1799-1834, with Vicente Cuñat and Mireia Gine

Who Lives in the C-Suite? Organizational Structure and the Division of Labor in Top Management (2014), Management Science, 6-(4), pp.824-844, with Hongyi Li and Julie Wulf

Corporate Governance and Value: Evidence from “Close Calls” on Shareholder Governance Proposals (2013), Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 25, No.1, pp.44-54, with Vicente Cuñat and Mireia Gine

Innovation and Foreign Ownership (2012) American Economic Review, Vol.102, Issue 7, pp. 3594-3627, with Olga Kuzmina and Catherine Thomas

The Vote is Cast: The effect of Corporate Governance on Shareholder Value (2012) Journal of Finance, Vol.67 Issue 5, pp.1943-1977, with Vicente Cuñat and Mireia Gine

The Flattening Firm and Product Market Competition: The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Corporate Hierarchies (2010), American Economic Journal –Applied Economics, Vol. No. 4, pp. 105–27 with Julie Wulf

Globalization and the Provision of Incentives inside the Firm (2009), Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 179-212, with Vicente Cuñat

Executive Compensation and Competition in the Banking and Financial Sectors (2009), Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 33, pp. 439-474, with Vicente Cuñat

Product Market Competition, Returns to Skill and Wage Inequality (2007) Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 439-474

How does product market competition shape incentive contracts? (2005) Journal of the European Economic Association MIT Press, vol. 3, No.5, pp. 1058-1082, with Vicente Cuñat

The hidden costs of fixed term contracts: The impact on work accidents (2003) Labour Economics, Vol.10 No.3, June pp. 338-358


Que faut-il attendre des mécanismes de partage de la valeur ? (2023), Les notes du conseil d’analyse économique, no 79, July 2023 with Camille Landais and David Sraer

                 Featured in: Le Monde, Le Figaro, Les Echos, TF1, La Tribune, Liberation, Economie Matin, GPO Mag, and others

Soft Skills and Productivity in France, (2022) Focus du Conseil d’Analys Economique, with Bryan Ng

Building on Human Capital to Restore Productivity Growth, (2022) Les notes du conseil d’analyse économique, no 75, September 2022 , with Xavier Jaravel, Thomas Phillippon and David Sraer 

                Featured in: Le Monde, Le Figaro, Les Echos, TF1, Mariane, Le Nouvel Economiste, Le Point, L'Opinion, France Inter, BFM Business, Valeurs Actuelles, La Croix, Capital AEF Info, and others.

Five Critical Aspects of a Successful Transformation from Matrix to Agile (2021), The European Business Review, with Yves Doz 

Her Opponent, a documentary theater re-creation of the USA 2016 presidential debates with genders inverted, 2017, with Joe Salvatore

                Featured in: The New York Times, The Guardian, MSNBC, El Pais, Frankfurter Allgemeiner, Fox, among others

The Rise of the Functional Manager—Changes Afoot in the C-Suite (2012), with Hongyi Li and Julie Wulf, The European Business Review, pp. 9-13

Book Review of "Staircases or Treadmills? Labor Market Intermediaries and Economic Opportunity in a Changing Economy," by C. Beener, L. Leet, and M. Pastor, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 62, No.4 (2009)



Thinkers 50 Radar (2020)

Brattle Distinguished Paper Prize in Corporate Finance (2012)

Best paper prize in the Financial Management Association European meeting (2011)

Second Prize at the Istanbul Stock Exchange Competition (2012)

Prize Jaime Fernández de Araoz in Corporate Finance (2007)


Working papers

The Birth of a Multinational, with Jim Goldman and Veronica Rappoport (2024)

Fostering Psychological Safety in Teams: Evidence from an RCT (2022), With Silvia Castro and Florian Englmaier

Clarity, Communication and Trust in Teams: Evidence from an Agile Organization (2021)

Escaping the S-Curve, Is Agile the Answer? (2019) With Yves Doz

The Perfect Match: Assortative Matching in Mergers And Acquisitions (2019), with Veronica Rappoport, Bernard Salanié and Catherine Thomas

Competition and Private Benefits of Control, with Fangzhou Shi and Francisco Pérez-González, R&R at the Review of Financial Studies (permanent working paper)

Work in progress

Masculinity, Diversity and Inclusion at Work: Evidence from Research Institutions, With Daisy Pollene and Kaisa Snellman

Soft Skills and Aggregate Productivity

Soft-Skills Training and Employment, with Alexandra Roulet and Johanna Roth

 The Productivity Slowdown: Changing Returns to Innovation, With Jim Goldman and Bryan Ng


Maria Guadalupe
Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science

INSEAD Europe Campus
Boulevard de Constance

Tel: +33 1 60 72 48 10
Email: [email protected]