Alicia Robb is a senior fellow with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the principal investigator on the Kauffman Firm Survey. She is also a research associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Centre for European Economic Research.
The author of two books, as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles, Robb is a leading expert in small business financing in the United States, participating in SME financing initiatives by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the G20 Working Group on SME financing, and the European Central Bank. She is also a leading expert on women and minority entrepreneurship and currently sits on the National Advisory Board for Minority Business Enterprises.
Robb received her PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specialising in econometrics and economic development.