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posted Jun 5, 2016, 1:08 PM by Julie Wulf   [ updated Jan 6, 2021, 1:45 PM by Julie Wulf ]

Julie Wulf is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Previously, I was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, on the faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and held a visiting position at MIT. My research examines internal governance, leadership, and the strategy and performance of organizations. I have published papers on the evolution of corporate structure, financial and non-financial incentives, the allocation of decision rights, innovation and incentives, internal capital and labor markets, mergers and acquisitions, and behavioral aspects of organizations. My research has been published in academic journals in the fields of economics, finance and strategy/management such as the Journal of Labor Economics; American Economic JournalJournal of Financial Economics; and Management Science. I have also published in practitioner publications such as Harvard Business Review and California Management Review. Select articles have been highlighted in the media including The Economist, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNN International, Bloomberg TV, and the NBER Digest.

At HBS, I taught the MBA elective course Corporate Strategy and Organization and also taught in the school's executive education program Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage. At Wharton, I taught the first-year MBA core course in Competitive Strategy for which I won a student teaching award in 2004 and I also taught a number of courses to both full-time and executive MBAs.

Before receiving my Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, I held several positions in the private sector including Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development at American Express and Senior Associate at Booz & Co. I also co-founded a private-equity real estate investment firm, served as a director and member of the compensation committee, and remain a principal shareholder.