Research

Dissertation: Entrepreneurship, Incarceration, and Racial Inequality
      – Featured in Forbes, Columbia Business School Ideas at Work
      – 2020 Finalist, Organization Science/INFORMS Dissertation Competition
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2020 Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business Research Grant
      – 2019 Wheeler Institute for Business and Development Research Grant
      – 2018 Kauffman Knowledge Challenge Grant

(1) Entrepreneurship as a Bridge to Employment? Evidence from Formerly Incarcerated People. Working Paper
     – 2021 Winner, AoM Louis Pondy Best Dissertation Paper Award
     – 2021 AoM Best Paper Proceedings

(2) Entrepreneurship as a Response to Labor Market Discrimination for Formerly Incarcerated People (with Damon J. Phillips) Revise &Resubmit at American Journal of Sociology [link to paper]
      – 2020 AoM OMT Best Paper on Environmental and Social Practices
      – 2020 AoM Best Paper Proceedings
      – 2020 Finalist, AoM Louis Pondy Best Dissertation Paper Award
      – 2019 Transatlantic Doctoral Conference Wheeler Institute Best Paper Award
      – 2019 East Coast Doctoral Conference Best Presentation Award

(3) Navigating Entrepreneurship and Employment with a Criminal Record: Cross-institutional evidence from Denmark and the United States (with Tünde Cserpes) Work in Progress

(4) How do Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Fare as Employees? Evidence from Field Micro-data. Working Paper
      – 2019 Columbia University Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness Fellowship

(5) Barriers to Entrepreneurship for Formerly Incarcerated People. Work in Progress

Other Working Papers

(1) How Knowledge Specialization and Diversity Jointly Influence Entrepreneurial Entry: The complementary role of social groups (with Dan J. Wang & Modupe Akinola) Working Paper
      – 2018 AoM Best Paper Proceedings

(2) Why Generalists Are Successful but Short-term Entrepreneurs: Evidence from the Global Hedge Fund Industry (with Damon J. Phillips & Evan Rawley) Working Paper
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2017 Columbia University Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurship Center PhD Fellowship