Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School
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Martha Samuelson, Rebecca Kirk Fair
Ph.D., economics, Harvard University
Summary of Experience:
Professor Lerner's research focuses on the structure and role of venture capital organizations. He also examines policies concerning intellectual property protection, particularly patents, and their impact on growth and high-technology industries, much of which is discussed in his book, Innovation and Its Discontents (Princeton University Press, 2004). He is a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research's Corporate Finance and Productivity Programs. In addition, he is a co-organizer of the NBER Innovation Policy and the Economy Group, serves as co-editor of their publication, Innovation Policy and the Economy, and is an organizer of the NBER Entrepreneurship Working Group. His work has been published in a variety of top academic journals. He also teaches a doctoral course on entrepreneurship and organizes an annual executive course on private equity.