Julie M. Wulf
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Julie Wulf is an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. She is a Co-Editor of The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Wulf”s research examines the internal governance of senior managers - organizational structure, the allocation of decision rights, and incentives - and the interaction with strategy in motivating senior managers to create long-term value for the firm. Her work has been published in academic journals in the fields of economics, finance, and strategy such as Journal of Labor Economics; American Economic Journal: Applied Economics; Review of Economics and Statistics; Journal of Financial Economics; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; and Management Science. She also publishes in practitioner publications such as the Harvard Business Review. Select articles have been highlighted in the business press including The Economist; Business Week; The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times and more scholarly publications such as The NBER Digest. She has made recent television appearances to describe her research.
Wulf currently teaches the MBA elective course Corporate Strategy and Organization in which she has developed a new module “Internal Governance and Strategy Execution: Coordination and Incentives.” She also teaches in the school's executive education program Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage. Prior to coming to HBS, Wulf was on the faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where she taught the first-year MBA core course in Competitive Strategy to both the full-time and executive MBAs. She won a student teaching award from the full-time MBAs.
Professor Wulf received a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. Before beginning her doctoral studies, she held several positions in the private sector including Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development at American Express and Senior Associate at Booz-Allen & Hamilton., She was a Principal in a private-equity real estate investment firm in New York where she continues to serve as a director and member of the compensation committee.
Wulf lives in Brookline, MA with her husband, son, and daughter.
Julie M. Wulf: Winner of the Second Place 2006 Jensen Prize for Best Paper on Corporate Finance and Organizations presented by Journal of Financial Economics for her paper with Raghuram G. Rajan, "Are Perks Purely Managerial Excess?" (January 2006).
Julie M. Wulf: Received a 2004 Wharton MBA Student Teaching Award.