Jon M. Jachimowicz
Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School
jjachimowicz [at] hbs [dot] edu
My research focuses on two topics. First, I study employees' passion for their work, highlighting that passion is an attribute that varies over time. As a result, employees can pursue their passion, fall out of passion, and learn how to maintain their passion. In addition, my research highlights that passion manifests in observable behaviors which are readily perceived by others who react to those who express passion. Second, I study economic inequality, exploring how disparities in income are perceived, and how they influence individual's emotions and behaviors. I particularly focus on how those at the bottom of the income distribution can be supported to attain more favorable long-term outcomes. In exploring both topics, I take an interdisciplinary approach, leveraging theory from social psychology, behavioral economics, sociology, and organizational behavior, and conduct field experiments in collaboration with companies, local government, and NGOs.

I received a Ph.D. from Columbia Business School, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and an M.A. from the University of St Andrews.