Workshop on Entrepreneurial
Finance and Innovation
A bi-weekly, virtual workshop featuring research in entrepreneurial finance and innovation. The workshop is open to submissions at email@example.com.
The WEFI organizers are Michael Ewens, Camille Hebert, Song Ma and Melanie Wallskog. Our two advisors are Yael Hochberg and David Robinson.
40 minute presentation (Zoom)
15 minute invited discussion
10 min moderated Q&A (collect questions during presentations)
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.
Spring Seminar Schedule (12pm EST)
March 20th [Register here]
"America, Jump-started: World War II R&D and the Takeoff of the U.S. Innovation System"
Presenter: Daniel P. Gross (Duke)
Coauthors: Bhaven N. Sampat (Columbia)
Discussant: Bitsy Perlman (US Census)
April 3rd [Register here]
"The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship"
Presenter: Manasa Gopal (Georgia Tech)
Coauthors: Sudheer Chava, Manpreet Singh, and Yafei Zhang
Discussant: Erik Mayer (SMU)
April 17th [Register here]
"Why Aren't There More Minority Entrepreneurs?"
Presenter: David Robinson (Duke)
Coauthors: Victor Bennett (Utah)
Discussant: Emmanuel Yimfor (Michigan)
May 1st [Register here]
"Research and/or Development? Financial Frictions and Innovation Investment"
Presenter: Filippo Mezzanotti (Northwestern)
Coauthors: Tim Simcoe (Boston University)
Discussant: Sharon Belenzon (Duke)
Viola Salvestrini (Queen Mary University)
"Early exposure to entrepreneurship and the creation of female entrepreneurs"
Coauthors: Mikkel Baggesgaard (Queen Mary University) and Mertz Maddalena Ronchi (Bocconi University)
Discussant: Kristoph Kleiner (Indiana)
Julia Fonseca (UIUC)
"How Much Do Small Businesses Rely on Personal Credit?"
Coauthors: Jialan Wang (UIUC)
Discussant: Manuel Adelino (Duke)
Abhishek Nagaraj (UC Berkeley)
"The Streetlight Effect in Data-Driven Exploration"
Ana Babus (Wash. U. St. Louis)
"The Anatomy of Financial Innovation"
Sean Higgins (Northwestern)
"Why Are Small Business Slow to Adopt Profitable Opportunities"
Laurent Frésard (USI Lugano)
"Knowledge Cycles and Corporate Investment"
Joan Farre-Mensa (UI Chicago)
"Do Startup Patent Acquisitions Affect Inventor Productivity?"
Amir Sariri (Purdue)
"Does Mentorship Drive Startup Performance?"
Sophie Calder-Wang (Wharton)
"Diversity and Performance in Entrepreneurial Teams"
Simone Lenzu (NYU Stern)
"Propagation and Amplification of Local Productivity Spillovers"
Emmanuel Yimfor (U Mich)
"Startup Experience, Venture Capital Experience, and First-time Venture Fund Performance"
John M. Barrios (WashU St. Louis)
"Rugged Entrepreneurs: The Geographic and Cultural Contours of New Business Formation"
Wei Jiang (Columbia)
"Surviving the FinTech Disruption"