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Brent Goldfarb

Brent Goldfarb

Dean’s Professor of Entrepreneurship

Academic Director, Dingman Center

Ph.D. Economics, Stanford University


4548 Van Munching Hall

Goldfarb received a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in economics and computer science from Tel Aviv University. Goldfarb’s recent projects include a book on bubbles and crashes in new technology industries, with a focus on how narrative impacts entrepreneurial investment and beliefs, a study of how team composition affects entrepreneurial outcomes, and the documentation of gender and racial disparities in student entrepreneurship. Goldfarb also works at the intersection of empirical methods and the Philosophy of Science to develop solutions to the reliability crisis in science. 

In recent years, Goldfarb has developed a “Real Entrepreneurship” course structure where students run real businesses, is a co-founder of a deep tech startup, and is the Academic Director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. Goldfarb is affiliated with the Entrepreneurship Research Lab at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Goldfarb’s research bridges the areas of entrepreneurship, economics, strategy, management, and finance.

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Bubbles and Crashes



Bubbles and Crashes
The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation

Brent Goldfarb and David A. Kirsch

Eckhardt, Jonathan T., Clint Harris, Chuan Chen, Bekhzod Khoshimov and Brent Goldfarb. Student Migration and Student Entrepreneurship. (2021) Journal of Regional Studies. .

Moran Lazar, Ella Miron-Spektor, Gilad Chen, Brent Goldfarb, Mia Erez, Rajshree Agrawal. “ Forming New Venture Teams: The Benefits of Mixing Business and Relationships ” (2021) Academy of Management Journal .

Brent Goldfarb and Liyue Yan. “ Revisiting Zuckerman's (1999) Categorical Imperative: An Application of Epistemic Maps for Replication ”. (2021) Strategic Management Journal ( Appendix ): 42(11): 1963-1992. , Code and data .

Andrew A. King, Brent Goldfarb, and Timothy S. Simcoe “ Learning from Testimony on Quantitative Research in Management ” (2021) Academy of Management Review. 46(3):1-23. .

Evan Starr and Brent Goldfarb. “A Binned Scatterplot Is Worth a Hundred Regressions: Diffusing a Simple Tool to Make Empirical Research Easier and Better”, (2020) Strategic Management Journal 41(12):2261-2274. . . (Final working paper copy ).

Lazar, Moran, Ella Miron-Spektor, Rajshree Agarwal, Miriam Erez, Brent Goldfarb, and Gilad Chen. “ Entrepreneurial Team Formation. ” (2020) Academy of Management Annals 14 (1): 29–59.

Sandeep Devanatha Pillai, Brent Goldfarb, and David Kirsch, “ The Origins of Firm Strategy: Learning by Economic Experimentation and Strategic Pivots in the Early Automobile Industry ”. (2020) Strategic Management Journal. 41(3): 369-399.

Corredoira, Rafael A., Brent Goldfarb, and Yuan Shi. “ Federal Funding and the Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity .” (2018) Research Policy 49(9): 1777–1800.

Goldfarb, Brent, Anastasiya Zavyalova, and Sandeep Pillai. " Did Victories in Certification Contests Affect the Survival of Organizations in the American Automobile Industry during 1895–1912? A Replication Study. " (2018) Strategic Management Journal 39(8): 2335-2361.

Best Paper Prize honorable mention, Strategic Management Society annual meeting, Berlin, 2016.

Goldfarb, Brent, Andrew A. King, and Timothy S. Simcoe. “Heritability of Trust and Distrust Remains Unknown.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, no. 10 (March 6, 2018): E2149–50, .

Brent Goldfarb., David Kirsch, and Dave Kressler, “Business exercise starts with $5 in seed money.” Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange (2018).

Brent Goldfarb and Andrew King, “ Scientific Apophenia in Strategic Management Research: Significance Tests and Mistaken Inference .” (2016), Strategic Management Journal 37(1): 167-176.

Goldfarb, Brent, David Kirsch, and Dave Kressler. "The Real Entrepreneurship Competition." Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange (2016)


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