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Dr. Thomas Hellmann is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford. He is the Academic Director of SBS Entrepreneurship Centre and the Academic Advisor of the Oxford Foundry. He holds a BA from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Stanford University, where he wrote his thesis under Prof. Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel in Economics, 2001). He previously was faculty at the Graduate School of Business (Stanford), and at the Sauder School of Business (University of British Columbia). He also held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, Wharton, the Hoover Institution, INSEAD, and the University of New South Wales. He has taught numerous undergraduate, MBA, doctoral, and executive courses in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, and strategic management. His research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy. His academic writings have been published in many leading economics, finance, and management journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and Management Science. He has been a consultant to a variety of clients, including the World Economic Forum, Barclays Bank, and the Government of British Columbia. He wrote numerous case studies on entrepreneurial companies and venture financing, and is currently writing a textbook on the subject. He is the founder of the NBER Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp, and the Oxford Entrepreneurship Policy Roundtable.

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Finance, Strategic Management, Contract Theory

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