Research network

The IGL Research Network includes researchers from around the world working on randomised trials related to innovation, high-growth entrepreneurship and growth.

Albina Khairullina

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Research interests: 
Intellectual Property
Patent Data
Innovative Cycles

Albina has been a PhD Candidate under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Tucci since September 2016. She holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Perm State University (Russia) and M.Sc. in Management from HEC Lausanne. Her research focuses on strategic aspects of intellectual property (IP) and IP assessment for companies. Particularly, she is interested in patent data and innovative cycles. In a collaborative form with IP team at Nestlé, she is developing a complex framework for the intellectual management in the context of Open Innovation. As a part of her research, Albina participates in a joint study with prof. Neil Thompson from MIT X-Lab.​

 

Xavier Cirera

The World Bank
Research interests: 
Trade Policy
Development Economics
Innovation
Entrepreneurship

Xavier Cirera is an economist in the Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ITE) unit in the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank. He has more than 10 years’ experience working in different areas of trade and competitiveness in developing countries; mainly entrepreneurship, innovation, firm level dynamics, trade policy and competitiveness and firm level dynamics. Prior to joining the Bank he was a Research Fellow at the institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex. His current work at ITE spans over different areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. These include supporting innovation policy programmes in Kenya, Colombia or Kazakhstan, and impact evaluations of women entrepreneurship programmes in Pakistan and Nigeria, or innovation programmes in the Western Balkans.   

Yael Hochberg

Rice University
Other affiliations: 
MIT Sloan
NBER
Research interests: 
Entrepreneurship
Innovation
Venture Capital

Professor Hochberg is the Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Rice University. In 2015, she was named one of the world’s 40 under 40 best business school professors by Poets and Quants. In 2016, she was awarded the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship. 

Her research and teaching interests are focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the financing of entrepreneurial activity. Prof. Hochberg serves as the Head of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Rice University and as Academic Director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. She holds a Research Affiliate position with MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Prof. Hochberg is also Managing Director of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, which publishes the annual ranking of accelerator programs in the U.S. Prior to her appointment at Rice, Prof. Hochberg was previously on the (tenure track) faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and most recently was a visiting faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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