Laura Giurge

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science at LSE


Laura Giurge is an award-winning organizational scholar and behavioral scientist. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She holds a Ph.D. in Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam and two cum laude master’s degrees in economics and business and in human resources management from the University of Groningen. Prior to joining LSE, Dr. Giurge was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Cornell University and at London Business School, as well as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. Her research seeks to make work better and enable all individuals to thrive and achieve their potential.


Laura’s research focuses on the well-being implications of the changing nature of work, and on what organisational leaders and policymakers can do to ensure that technology and workplace innovations are assets, not barriers, that enable individuals to thrive at work and in their personal life. She addresses these issues by employing a diverse set of methodologies from lab and field experiments to qualitative interviews, and by collecting data with non-profit and company collaborators around the world.


Her work has been published in top academic journals with international impact such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Human Behaviour, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and The Leadership Quarterly, and it is often featured in media outlets such as The New Your Times, The Atlantic, and The Economist. Laura is passionate about communicating her research to organizational leaders and the general public, and has written about her research in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review.


For its business contribution to development, the Wheeler Institute has awarded funding to Laura’s research on alleviating time poverty among the working poor. Thus far, Laura has written the following two papers relevant to this research stream: 1) Giurge et al. (2020). Why time poverty matters for individuals, organisations and nations. Nature Human Behaviour, 4(10), 993-1003 (link) AND Giurge et al (2021). A multicountry perspective on gender differences in time use during COVID-19. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(12), e2018494118. (link).


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