Matthew Bidwell is a Professor in Wharton’s Management Department. His research uses people analytics to study career patterns and staffing in the new economy. He has conducted detailed research on how firms balance internal mobility and hiring in staffing jobs and what the effects of those different strategies are. He has also studied how highly skilled contractors are used within firms, the effects of their relationships with staffing firms, and who goes into such contracting. His work has been published in academic journals and featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. It has also been recognized with Scholarly Achievement Awards from the Academy of Management Human Resources Division and Administrative Science Quarterly journal, and the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He currently serves as a senior editor at Organization Science and is a faculty co-director of the Wharton People Analytics Initiative.

Matthew holds a PhD from the MIT Sloan School, and previously earned an SM in Political Science from MIT and an MChem from Oxford. Prior to Wharton he taught at INSEAD and worked at McKinsey and Company.