[Pronounced Y-on Yah-Hee-Mo-Vitch]

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Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School

jjachimowicz [at] hbs [dot] edu

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I study people's passion for work, viewing passion as an attribute that varies over time. As a result, employees can pursue, fall out of, and maintain their passion. In addition, passion dynamics unfold at the interpersonal level, manifesting in observable behaviors which are perceived by others who react to those who express passion. I also study (economic) inequality, exploring how disparities in resources and opportunities are perceived, and how they influence individual's attitudes, emotions, and behaviors. I particularly focus on how those with fewer resources/opportunities can be supported to attain more favorable long-term outcomes. In exploring both topics, I take an interdisciplinary approach leveraging social psychology, sociology, economics, and organizational behavior, & conduct field experiments in collaboration with companies, local government, and NGOs.


I received a Ph.D. from Columbia Business School, M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, & M.A. from the University of St Andrews. I was listed as a Poets & Quants 40 under 40 honoree and Forbes 30 under 30.