Dr. Lauren Lanahan is an assistant professor of management in the Department of Management at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon. Dr. Lanahan's research primarily focuses on public economics as it relates to innovation and entrepreneurship. She utilizes evidence-based analysis to investigate the role of public institutions in understanding the evolving, multifaceted research and development enterprise. She also investigates processes of self-governance and self-evaluation at academic instutions and of academic research, drawing insights from her experience working in the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral & Economics Directorate. Dr. Lanahan’s work also seeks to understand what institutions and reward structures are most efficient at producing new scientific knowledge and consequent economic growth. She completed her Ph.D. in public policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Matt Marx is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Boston University and was previously Associate Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies the job mobility of knowledge workers and the commercialization of science and technology.
His research has appeared in top journals in the sciences, management, finance, and sociology and has received several awards including for the best INFORMS article in innovation & entrepreneurship during 2009. He serves an Associate Editor at Management Science. He has contributed several large-scale open datasets to the scientific commons, including the first publicly downloadable, comprehensive set of patent-to-paper citations. His findings on employee non-competes played a key role in policy reforms both in Hawaii (2015) and Massachusetts (2018).
Professor Marx previously worked as a software engineer and an executive at technology startups SpeechWorks and Tellme Networks, where he published several peer-reviewed technical articles and earned six patents. He holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University; a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab; and an MBA as well as a doctoral degree from Harvard University.
Alex Oettl is an Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation at the Scheller Colle of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include the economics of innovation, knowledge spillovers, labor mobility, and economic geography. His current work focuses on the production and diffusion of ideas at the individual, firm, and regional level. His publications include work on the incidence and role of negative citations, the role of scientist immigration on domestic science, and the peer effects of star scientists.
Dr. Oettl received his PhD in Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, his MSc and Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University at Kingston.
Winslow Sargeant is a managing director with S&T, LLC, an early stage investment firm specializing in supporting small and innovative companies, based in Great Falls, Virginia. He is also president-elect for the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). From 2010 to 2015, Sargeant was the Chief Counsel for Advocacy with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, where he advanced the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.
From 2006 to 2009, Sargeant was the managing director at Venture Investors, LLC (VI), an early stage venture capital firm invested in innovative research from leading universities in the upper Midwest. Before that, he co-founded and was CEO of Silatronix, Inc., a producer of organosilicon materials for use in lithium-ion batteries. From 2001 to 2005, he was the program manager for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program in electronics in industrial innovation within the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Directorate.
Sargeant received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin.
Stephanie S. Shipp
Dr. Stephanie Shipp is deputy director and professor in the Social and Decision Analytics Division of the Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative at the University of Virginia. Dr. Shipp’s work has spanned topics related to the use of all data to advance policy, the science of data science, and metropolitan analytics. She has recently led and engaged in projects at the local, state, and federal levels to assess data quality and use new and traditional sources of data, and her research has focused on developing statistical methodologies and tools for using administrative and other data to model the social condition, with research on communities, innovation, and defense analytics.
Immediately prior to joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, Dr. Shipp was the deputy director and research professor at the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory (SDAL) at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. Dr. Shipp earlier served at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as director of the Economic Assessment Office in the Advanced Technology Program.
Dr. Shipp received a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University in 2000.
Timothy Simcoe is an associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. He was a senior economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisers from 2014 to 2015. His research focuses on industry standards, innovation, intellectual property, technology, and corporate strategy. He previously served on the National Academies’ Committee on Intellectual Property Management in Standard-Setting Processes: An International Comparison (2011-2013).
Dr. Simcoe received an MA (Economics) and PhD (Business Administration) from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Math and Economics from Harvard University.
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