Dr Ena Inesi’s research looks at psychological changes that are triggered by power and affect how power-holders interact with others. She shows how these changes – while interpersonally detrimental – carry important benefits for power-holders in that they lead to increased self-protection, more efficient goal pursuit, and less biased decision-making.
Her work has been presented at the most respected conferences in her field, including the Academy of Management and the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Leading journals have published her work, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Personnel Psychology, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
The popular press has also featured her research, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Slate.com, and U.S. News and World Report.
Before earning her PhD, Ena worked as a consultant at Bain and Company in Atlanta, Georgia and Rome, Italy. She was also part of the founding team of Velodea Srl – a website start-up in Milan, Italy – where she worked as a consultant and project manager.
Ena’s education includes a BSc in Civil Engineering (magna cum laude) from Duke University and a PhD in Organisational Behavior from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.