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

Featured Research

"Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship."
Azoulay, Pierre, Benjamin Jones, Daniel Kim, and Javier Miranda. American Economic Review: Insights. (March 2020).

"​Does Science Advance One Funeral at a Time?"
Azoulay, Pierre, Christian Fons-Rosen, and Joshua S. Graff Zivin. American Economic Review Vol. 109, No. 8 (2019): 2889-2920. Also NBER Working Paper #21788. Download Paper.

"Public R&D Investments and Private Sector Patenting: Evidence from NIH Funding Rules."
Azoulay, Pierre, Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Danielle Li, and Bhaven N. Sampat. Review of Economic Studies Vol. 86, No. 1 (2019): 117-152. Also NBER Working Paper #20889.

More About Pierre

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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