IBI funds faculty research in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation through a competitive process open to Haas faculty. In 2019, IBI funded projects examining gaps between theory and evidence in entrepreneurship, the effect of new technologies on finance, and the impact of specific innovations on healthcare and climate change.


Mathijs De Vaan

Do Financial Constraints Spur Innovation?

Health care is characterized by the frequent introduction of new technologies, drugs and treatment options and many of these new alternatives to existing treatments have the potential to improve health outcomes and shift spending (depending on the costs of the new alternatives). Therefore, it is important to understand the drivers of physicians updating their practice styles and adopting innovations. Learn More

Ross Levine

Pollution, Human Capital, Migration and Innovation

When a firm starts polluting, does this cause highly-­‐skilled workers at neighboring firms to leave for “greener” environments, hurting innovation and corporate valuations?  Learn More

Abhishek Nagaraj

The Economic Value of Weather Innovation: Evidence from Hurricane Forecasts

The US Government makes significant investments in weather innovation and yet the economic value of weather forecasts is poorly measured. We examine the economic consequences of poor hurricane predictions on business and regional performance in the US Atlantic Basic. Learn More

Gustavo Manso

Managing Innovation

This research project will study how to manage innovation in organizations. For example, how organizations should adapt to deal with creative workers? In particular, what practices, incentive systems, and institutions attract, retain, and motivate such workers more effectively? Learn More

Matteo Benetton

Quantifying the Benefits of Financial Innovation

The broad research question that we address in this project is: what are the benefits of financial innovation? Our study will quantify the benefits for consumers of introducing a new financial contract in the mortgage market combining new data from Israel, an innovative identification strategy, and a theory-based model of consumer choice. Learn More

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