From 1 March 2017 Professor Mirjam van Praag has been appointed a member of the new Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientic Research (NWO).
Mirjam van Praag has been invited to become a Research Fellow in the Industrial Organization Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) was founded in 1983 to enhance the quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond, by creating excellent, policy-relevant economic research, and disseminating it widely to policy influencers in the public and private sectors and civil society.
CEPR is based on a new model of organization, which we call a “thinknet”: a distributed network of economists, who are affiliated with but not employed by CEPR, collaborating through the Centre on a wide range of policy-related research projects and dissemination activities.
Research Fellows are appointed for four-year renewable periods, to maintain selectivity, competition, and a continuous infusion of new people and ideas. The Centre encourages its Research Fellows to be active participants in its work, not merely names on its academic masthead; submitting research for publication and presentation at public dissemination meetings, participating in workshops, seminars and conferences and proposing and directing projects administered by the Centre.
Vera Rocha has accepted a 2 year appointment as Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
IZA, established in 1998, is a non-profit research center in labor economics supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation.
IZA is now widely recognized as a leading institute for labor market research. This success is based on a dynamic local team in Bonn, Germany, as well as the world’s largest network of labor economists who cooperate with us as research fellows and affiliates. IZA also maintains close ties with the renowned economics faculty at the University of Bonn as with many other universities and policy-oriented research centers around the world.
The affiliation will give Vera the opportunity to join the many research activities of the Institute.
The Academia Europaea is a functioning European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences, composed of individual members. Membership is by invitation.
Invitations are made only after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field. Election is confirmed by the Council of the Academia.
Members are drawn from across the whole European continent, not only western Europe. Members also include European scholars who are resident in other regions of the world. Current membership stands at around 2,800. Amongst them are fifty-two Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academia before they received the prize.
Read more about the academy: http://www.ae-info.org/
The Residence Week for Entrepreneurship Scholars is an innovative initiative on the part of Saul Estrin (London School of Economics) and Mirjam van Praag (Copenhagen Business School), organised for the first time in the summer of 2012 in order to bring together leading figures in the field of economics of entrepreneurship. Following the success of the three previous years and due to popular demand for its repetition, the 4th Residence Week for Entrepreneurship Scholars took place June 29 – July 3, 2015 in Oxford with the generous support of the Templeton Education and Charity Trust.
What differentiates the Residence Week from other conferences is the tradition of having no preordained programme. This ensures an informal setting that many participants list as a unique advantage of the event. During the day people work on their own projects or collaborate with old and new colleagues. Formal presentations are only organised after 4pm, allowing scholars to create the ideal balance between individual research and sharing ideas.
This year, the diversity of the topics presented during the afternoon sessions reflected the broad spectrum of the field of entrepreneurship research, touching upon for instance social and hybrid entrepreneurship, equity (crowd)funding, decision-making styles, and the impact of human capital on start-up performance. The presentations conveyed new insights about the behaviour of social and commercial entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and the importance of venture capital and other types of equity investors.
Participants from INO were: Mirjam van Praag, Toke Reichstein, Orsola Garofalo and Vera Rocha.
Professor of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Chair of Entrepreneurship, Mirjam van Praag, has joined the Board of Berlingske Media.
Berlingske Media is owned by De Persgroep Publishing and is one Denmark’s largest media houses reaching around 2 mio. Danes every week through a large number of newspapers as well as a wide range of digital media and services.
Mirjam van Praag joined INO in January 2014 and is a part of the growing activities of the Entrepreneurship area across CBS.