I am a Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

My general research interests lie at the intersection of several subfields of economics: technical change, labor, health, and organizational economics. Most of my work deals with the organization of the “ideas sector” of the economy, and the consequences of different institutional arrangements for innovation, and ultimately economic growth.

A research summary published in the NBER Reporter provides a good introduction to my research activities, many of which are performed with Joshua Graff Zivin of UCSD.

Pierre Azoulay, Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Research Highlights

The Applied Value of Public Investments in Biomedical Research (with Danielle Li and Bhaven N. Sampat). Science, 356(6333), pp. 78-81, 2017.

The Mobility of Elite Life Scientists: Professional and Personal Determinants (with Ina Ganguli and Joshua Graff-Zivin). Research Policy, 46(3), pp. 573–590, 2017.

Social Influence Given (Partially) Deliberate Matching: Career Imprints in the Creation of Academic Entrepreneurs (with Chris Liu and Toby Stuart). American Journal of Sociology, 122(4), pp. 1223-1271, 2017.

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The value of funding the NIH

A new study published in the journal Science finds that NIH funding generates large spillovers from the lab to commercial activity.

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