Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Bengt Holmstrom

Thursday, April 13, 2017

TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

LOCATION: Martin Trust Center, E40-160

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Join us for a discussion with Professor Bengt Holmstrom. He will be answering the question “Is Innovation Overrated? – How the world needs to spend more time focused on imitation”.


Bengt Robert Holmström is the Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at MIT, where he was head of the Economics Department from 2003-2006. He holds a joint appointment with MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Holmström received his doctoral degree from Stanford University in 1978. Before joining MIT in 1994, he was the Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Management at Yale University’s School of Management (1983-94) and associate professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (1979-82).

Holmström is a microeconomic theorist, best known for his research on the theory of contracting and incentives especially as applied to the theory of the firm, to corporate governance and to liquidity problems in financial crises.

He was awarded the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

He is a member of the board of Aalto University (Finland) and the Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA). He was a board member of the Nokia Corporation 1999-2012.