Maria Minniti

Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

(315) 443-4096
Room: 530

Minniti holds a PhD in Economics from New York University.

Her primary research interests include entrepreneurship and economic growth, institutions, and gender and minority entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining the Whitman School, Minniti was professor and Bobby B. Lyle Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Minniti has previously taught at Babson College, Skidmore College and New York University, and has held visiting positions at the London Business School, the Max Planck Institute, Humboldt University, and the Copenhagen Business School.


Selected Publications

  • "How Late Should Johnny-Come-Lately Come?", Long Range Planning, Forthcoming, (M. Levesque & D. Shepherd )
  • "Gender Differences in Entrepreneurial Propensity", Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming, (P. Koellinger & C. Schade)
  • "Cluster Formation by Entrepreneurial Break-offs", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 59(2):278-292 , 2012, (I. Hyeock Lee & M. Levesque)
  • "Slipping the Surly Bonds: The Value of Autonomy in Self-Employment", Journal of Economic Psychology 33: 355–365, 2012, (D. Croson)


  • Journal of Business Venturing - Field Editor (Economics)
  • Small Business Economics Journal - Associate Editor