UCLA Anderson School of Management
Jana's research interests lie in behavioral economics and strategy, with a focus on nonfinancial incentives and their effects on human decision-making. She investigates how incentive schemes can be designed to enhance individual motivation and organizational performance in the private and non-profit sectors. Her empirical work mostly relies on field experiments, complemented by lab experiments and econometric analyses of observational data.
Jana's work has been published in Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Labour Economics, and Applied Economics, among other journals. She has coauthored a book on "Honours versus Money: The Economics of Awards", which is forthcoming in Oxford University Press. Jana's research is informed by consulting activities for organizations on the design of incentives and recognition schemes.
Before joining UCLA's faculty Jana was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich, with the distinction summa cum laude, and holds two Master's degrees, from Sciences Po Paris in France and the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.