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Elizabeth Lyons

Elizabeth Lyons is an assistant professor of management at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. Her research focuses on the intersection between technology and innovation strategy, international management, and organizational economics. Her work on the organization of online work has been featured in the New York Times and other major media outlets.

Her current projects include using field observational data to analyze firm hiring and organization in international labor markets, using experimental lab evidence to analyze the relationship between organizational authority and production decisions, and using data collected over four years to study the effects of entrepreneurship training on career decisions.

During her graduate studies, she was the associate director of the Creative Destruction Lab, a venture lab at the University of Toronto. She receved her PhD in strategic management from the University of Toronto. 

  • International management
  • Organizational economics
  • Technology and innovation

Agrawal, Ajay, Nicola Lacetera, and Elizabeth Lyons. 2016. "Does Standardized Information in Online Markets Disproportionately Benefit Job Applicants from Less Developed Countries?" Journal of International Economics 203:1–12.

Lyons, Elizabeth. 2017. "Team Production in International Labor Markets: Experimental Evidence from the Field." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 9 (3): 70-104. DOI: 10.1257/app.20160179.

Lyons, Elizabeth, and Laurina Zhang. 2017. "The Impact of Entrepreneurship Programs on Minorities." American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 2017 107 (5):303–307.

Lyons, Elizabeth, and Laurina Zhang. 2017. "Who Does (Not) Benefit from Entrepreneurship Programs?" Strategic Management Journal 39 (1): 85–112. 10.1002/smj.2704.