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Carlos J. Serrano

Associate Professor of Economics and Management at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona

Professor Serrano's research and teaching interests are focused on innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship and the financing of entrepreneurial activity. His research focuses on the market for patents, the venture capital industry, and the value and use of patents for technology startups. In addition to his doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2006, he holds a BSc in Economics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a MSc in Economics from the University College London, and a MA in Economics from the University of Minnesota. His research has been published in top tier journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Strategic Management Journal, and the International Economic Review, and has been presented at numerous universities and government agencies. Prior to his appointment at Pompeu Fabra, Serrano taught at the University of Toronto (2005-2012), University of Minnesota (2002-2004), and was a Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (2002-2005).