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Maria Minniti

Maria Minniti

Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

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BA, University “La Sapienza” of Rome (Political Science)
MS, Auburn University (Economics)
Ph D, New York University (Economics)

Minniti holds a PhD in Economics from New York University.

Her primary research interests include entrepreneurship and economic growth, institutions, government and organizational emergence.

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.

Since 2015, Minniti is also Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Department of Management at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Google Citations: 12,088 (as of 1-24-19) (2018)
  • Faculty Member of the Year Award - EEE (2017)
  • Award for Outstanding Teaching in the MBA Program - Cox School of Business - Southern Methodist University (2009)
  • VdF prize 2007 for best published article - German Institute for Economic Research - DIW Berlin (2007)
  • ACES Distinguished Lectureship - National Science Foundation at Case Western Reserve University (2005)
  • Haniel Kreis Membership - Haniel Foundation at Humboldt Universitæt zu Berlin (2004)
  • Alden Grant for Innovation in Entrepreneurship Education - Alden Trust (2004)
  • Haniel Foundation Research Fellow - Haniel Foundation and Humboldt Universitæt zu Berlin (2003)
  • Ann Higdon Term Chair in Economics - Babson College (1999)
  • Earhart Foundation Doctoral Fellowship - Earhart Foundation (1989)
  • New York University Doctoral Fellowship - New York University (1989)
  • Auburn University PhD Fellowship - Auburn University (1988)

Media Placements

, Pension Policy Institute Report, UK 1.1.18

, Whitman Magazine, Multiple entries 1.1.18

, WSOM Research Brief 1.1.17

, Whitman Magazine 1.1.17

Starting a Business Can Improve Older Workers’ Quality of Life , Business Mirror 9.24.17

Starting a Business Can Increase Older Workers’ Quality of Life (Even When It Doesn’t Pay Well) , Harvard Business Review 9.19.17

Immigrant and entrepreneurship , CQPress Research 2.24.17