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David B. Audretsch

Distinguished Professor, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development
Director, Institute for Development Strategies
Director, SPEA Overseas Education Program
(812) 855-6766
SPEA Room 211

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1980
M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1979
B.A., (Magna Cum Laude), Drew University, 1976

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Professor, King Saud University, Graduate Studies and Research, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 1, 2010 – present
  • Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship, Economics Group, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany, July 1, 2009 – present
  • Director, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group Max Planck Institute of Economics, October 2003 - August 2009
  • Kauffman Scholar in Residence, Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation, 2006 - 2008
  • Director, West European Studies, Indiana University, 2001 - 2004
  • Professor of Economics, Georgia State University, 1996 - 1997
  • Visiting Research Professor, Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands, 1997
  • Acting Director, Wissesnchaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung, 1989-1991
  • Research Professor, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung, 1985-1997
  • Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, 1980 - August 1987

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Schumpeter School Award for Business and Economic Analysis, 2011, ($15, 000), University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • Honorary Doctorate, J`nk`ping University, J`nk`ping, Sweden, 2010
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, University of Augsburg, Germany, 2008
  • Distinguished Professorship, Indiana University, 2008
  • 21st Most cited Scholar in Economics and Business between January 1996 – June 2006, Thompson Essential Science Indicators, January 2007
  • 60 Most Influential Economists of all Time, 2007 book, Die Wichtigsten Wirtschaftsdenker by Verla Linß (Frankfurter Rundschau)
  • Alumni Achievement in the Arts Award, Drew University, 2006
  • Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research (with Zoltan Acs), 2001, ($50,000) by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Form
  • Who’s Who in Social Sciences Higher Education, 2004

Professional Interests
Economic policy, entrepreneurship, innovation, globalization, regional economic policy, industrial restructuring and government policy, small enterprises in Europe and the United States

Current Projects

  • Kiel Institute of International Economics, Kiel, Germany
  • Centre for Small Business and Regional Research, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
  • Center for Entrepreneurship, Durham Business School, Durham, England

Selected Publications
Full Vita (pdf)

  • Valuing the Entrepreneurial Enterprise (with Link, Albert N.), (2013), Oxford University Press
  • Creating Competitiveness: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policies for Growth (with Walshok, Mary L.), (2013), Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Handbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (with Oliver Falck, Stephan Heblich and Adam Lederer), (2011), Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Entrepreneurship and Openness (with Robert Litan and Robert Strom), 2009, Edward Elgar Publishing
  • The Entrepreneurial Society. (2007). Oxford University Press, Inc.
  • Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policy (with Isabel Grilo and A. Roy Thurik). (2007). Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth (with Max Keilbach and Erik Lehmann). (2006). Oxford University Press Inc.
  • The New Economy and Economic Growth in Europe and the U.S. (with Paul J.J. Welfens). (2002). Springer