Emerging Scholars Recognized for Work in Entrepreneurship

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:

  • James Bailey, Temple University
    Health Insurance and the Supply of Entrepreneurs: New Evidence from the Affordable Care Act
  • Vanessa Beary, Harvard University
    The Impact Of Entrepreneurship Education in Khujand, Tajikistan: A Longitudinal Study with Random Assignment
  • Sean Carr, University of Virginia
    The Social Dynamics of Crowdfunding: Network Ties and Social Influence in the Financing of New Ventures
  • Bo Cowgill, University of California, Berkeley
    Essays on Innovation and Economic Organization
  • G. Christopher Crawford, University of Louisville
    Causes of Extreme Outcomes in Entrepreneurship: Endowments, Expectations, Engagement, and Environments
  • Daphne Demetry, Northwestern University
    Episodic Organizations: Nascent Entrepreneurial Forms of Organizing
  • Laura Doering, University of Chicago
    Entrepreneurial Novelty: Three Essays on Innovation and Financialization in Emerging Markets
  • Shweta Gaonkar, University of Maryland, College Park
    The Strategic Network of Entrepreneurial Firms: Impact of Pre Founding Ties
  • Manuel Hermosilla, Northwestern University
    Essays on the Management of Intellectual Property and Drug Innovation
  • Lara Loewenstein, Brandeis University
    Home Equity and Small Business Finance
  • Jamie McCasland, University of California, Berkeley
    Training Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Africa: Peer Effects in Apprenticeship Training in Ghana
  • Neil Mehrotra, Columbia University
    Financial Frictions and Job Creation in the Great Recession
  • Russel Nelson, University of California, Irvine
    Competitive Dynamics in New Markets: Measuring Innovation, Successful Strategies, and the Role of Social Media
  • Amy Nguyen-Chyung, University of California, Berkeley
    How Entrepreneurial Do You Choose to Be? Talent, Risk Attitudes, Overconfidence and Self-selection into Different Levels of Entrepreneurship
  • Adam Osman, Yale University
    Tackling Youth Unemployment: Theory and Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments

Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research award recipients, who receive $40,000 over two years, are:

  • Natarajan Balasubramanian, Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • Martin Ganco, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Deepak Hegde, Ph.D., New York University
  • Chris Rider, Ph.D., Emory University
  • Michael Roach, Ph.D., Duke University
  • Raffaella Sadun, Ph.D., Harvard Business School
  • E. Glen Weyl, Ph.D., University of Chicago

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