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LECTURE SERIES

What is it?

The WEFI Lecture Series was a monthly lecture series that presented advanced topical surveys on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, and innovation. It ran from August 2020 to May 2021. The lectures were organized by Michael Ewens, Yael Hochberg, Song Ma, and David Robinson.

Who is it for?

Faculty and PhD students interested in pursuing research in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, and innovation.

Why?

We have two major goals. First, the platform will encourage a synthesis of existing work and identification of key unanswered questions in a public setting. Next, the lecture series aims to provide high-quality lectures to PhD students who either have few faculty in the focus research areas or are geographically separated from major in-person events. Similarly, faculty already in the area or those interested in writing papers in the area will gain access to cutting-edge research. After the first run of the lecture series, a large syllabus with videos and slides decks will naturally emerge and be publicly-available. These can be used by others to make their own PhD course, or for students to self-study.

FORMAT

Monthly lecture:

  • 1.5 hours presentation (Zoom)
  • Classroom-like setting with a short reading list.
  • Material will cover the topics, not just the papers.