Student workshop Information

The SEFI organisers are delighted to announce the program for the first student-led workshop in entrepreneurial finance and innovation. Graduate students from around the world at different stages of their PhDs will present their work. The conference will take place virtually via zoom. If you are interested in attending, please register here.

When: Monday, February 1st, 2021, 12:00pm-2:30pm EST


12:00pm - "Monetary Policy in the Intangible Economy"

Author: Suleyman Gozen (University of Chicago)

Discussant: Francesco D'Acunto (Boston College)

12:35pm - "Does Private Equity Ownership Make Firms Cleaner? The Role Of Environmental Liability Risks"

Author: Aymeric Bellon (University of Pennsylvania)

Discussant: Shai Bernstein (HBS)

1:10pm - 10 min break

1:20pm - "Angels and Demons: The Negative Effect of Employees’ Angel Investments on Corporate Innovation"

Authors: Clemens Mueller (University of Mannheim) and Santanu Kundu (University of Mannheim)

Discussant: Camille Hebert (University of Toronto)

1:55pm - "Is There a Trade-off Between Protecting Investors and Promoting Entrepreneurial Activity? Evidence from Angel Financing

Author: Jiajie Xu (Boston College)

Discussant: Ting Xu (Univ. of Virginia)


20-min presentation, 10-min discussion and 5-min Q&A


Registration closed.


Student organizers: Alexander Montag (University of Oxford), Chhavi Rastogi (HEC Paris), Katja Kisseleva-Scherenberger (ESMT Berlin), and Jonathan Zandberg (Boston College)

Faculty organizers: Michael Ewens, Yael Hochberg, Song Ma, and David Robinson