Ramana Nanda

Harvard Business School, USA

I'm very happy to be part of this project and hope that the short policy briefs can help readers get more informed and guide policymakers’ actions

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard Business School, USA

Research interest

Entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, government and business, innovation, venture capital


PhD Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

Selected publications

  • “Entrepreneurship as experimentation.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 28:3 (2014): 25–48 (with W. R. Kerr and M. Rhodes-Kropf).

  • “Did bank distress stifle innovation during the Great Depression.” Journal of Financial Economics 114:2 (2014): 273–292 (with T. Nicholas).

  • “Investment cycles and startup innovation.” Journal of Financial Economics 110:2 (2013): 403–418 (with M. Rhodes-Kropf).

  • “A darker side to decentralized banks: Market power and credit rationing in SME lending.” Journal of Financial Economics 105:2 (2012): 353–366 (with R. Canales).

  • “Democratizing entry: Banking deregulations, financing constraints, and entrepreneurship.” Journal of Financial Economics 94:1 (2009): 124–149 (with W. R. Kerr).