Register for Lindsey Raymond's seminar, April 15th



The student WEFI organizers are delighted to announce the program for the fifth 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, November 13th, 2023, 12:00pm-2:35pm ET.



12:00pm – “Strategic Investment in Competitors: Theory and Evidence from Technology Startups
Author: Mario Leccese (University of Maryland)
Discussant: Merih Sevilir (European School of Management and Technology)

12:35pm – “How Can Monitoring Benefit Investors? Evidence from 85 Billion Cell Phone Signals”
Author: Jack Xiaoyong Fu (University of Pennsylvania)
Discussant: Hyeik Kim (University of Alberta)

1:10pm – 15 min break

1:25pm – “The Effect of Returnee Inventors on Home Country Innovation
Author: Sherry Xue (LSE)
Discussant: Caroline Fry (University of Hawai’i)

2:00pm – “Public R&D and Growth
Authors: Arnaud Dyèvre (LSE)
Discussant: Filippo Mezzanotti (Northwestern)


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

Registration: Zoom registration required.


Student co-organizers: Melissa Crumling (Drexel University), Tarikua Erda (Columbia University), Silvia Dalla Fontana (USI Lugano and SFI), Caroline Genc (Université Paris Dauphine-PSL), Himal Gautam (BI Business School), Xiameng Hua (UCSD), Blake Jackson (University of Florida), Xiyue Li (UBC Sauder), Yingxiang Li (UBC Sauder), Roham Rezaei (UNSW), Daisy Wang (Ohio State University).
Faculty co-organizers: Michael Ewens, Camille Hebert, Song Ma, and Melanie Wallskog

Past programs

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Spring 2021