Workshop on Entrepreneurial
Finance and Innovation

A bi-weekly, virtual workshop featuring research in entrepreneurial finance and innovation. Papers will be both invited and solicited with a call for papers. The next workshop takes place on Zoom in Fall 2020. The WEFI organizers are Michael Ewens, Yael Hochberg, Song Ma and David Robinson.

Call for Papers: If you are interested in presenting your work, please send a completed paper workshop.efi2020@gmail.com (rolling window for the 2021 calendar).

  • 40 minute presentation (Zoom webinar)

  • 15 minute invited discussion

  • 10 min moderated Q&A (collect questions during presentations)

  • More details here

Use this sign-up form join the mailing list for workshop announcements and the call for papers. We will send separate RSVPs for the presentations.

November 2, 2020 (Register)

"Women in Science, Lessons from the Baby Boom" (pdf)

November 9, 2020 (Register)

WEFI Lecture: "Private vs. Public Firms"

    • Presenter: Joan Farre-Mensa (Univ. IL, Chicago)

November 16, 2020

"Patents to Products: Product Innovation and Firm Dynamics"

January 11, 2021

"Mistake-based Discrimination in Early-stage Finance: Evidence from Security Choice"

December 7, 2020

"Innovation under Ambiguity and Risk"


December 14, 2020

WEFI Lecture: "Creation or Destruction: The Role of Private Equity"

    • Presenter: Ayako Yasuda (UC Davis)

January 11, 2021

"Mistake-based Discrimination in Early-stage Finance: Evidence from Security Choice"

Winter/Spring 2021

Please submit your paper to workshop.efi2020@gmail.com, deadline Dec 15, 2020.