Ph.D., political economy and government (economics track), Harvard University
Summary of Experience
Professor Howell’s research focuses on entrepreneurship, private equity, fintech, and innovation. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, and a research fellow at the Institute for Private Capital’s Private Equity Research Consortium. She has testified before the US House Committee on Ways and Means and presented her work before the US Department of Energy, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Air Force, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Professor Howell is the recipient of the AQR Asset Management Institute Young Researcher Award and the Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, among other awards. She also serves as an associate editor of The Review of Financial Studies and a member of the advisory board to the American Female Finance Committee of the American Finance Association. Earlier in her career, Professor Howell was an energy security policy analyst and an energy consultant.