The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently announced the recipients of its Emerging Scholars Program that recognizes the achievements of young scholars who are making significant contributions to research in entrepreneurship.
William Kerr, an expert in agglomeration and entrepreneurship, immigration, and innovation, captured the 2013 Kauffman Prize Medal—which includes a $50,000 prize and is awarded to recognize scholars under the age of 40. Kerr researches the role of immigrant scientists in technology commercialization, the interaction of government policy and firm entry and cluster formation, and entrepreneurial finance. The 2013 Prize Medal winner received his bachelor's degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia in 1996. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 2005.
In addition, 15 researchers were granted fellowships, in the amount of $20,000 each, to support their dissertation research in the area of entrepreneurship. The 2013 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship recipients are:
Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research award recipients, who receive $40,000 over two years, are:
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