Affiliated Associates

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Daniel Isenberg is founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School. From 1981-7 and 2005-9 Daniel was a professor at the Harvard Business School, and in the interim was an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel. Daniel authored Worthless Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value (Harvard Business Review Press 2013), published over 30 online and print articles on entrepreneurship in the Harvard Business Review, and has been featured in the Economist, Forbes, NPR, Bloomberg, Quartz, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, etc. In 2012 Mikhail Gorbachev awarded Isenberg the Pio Manzu Award for “Innovations in economic development.” Daniel earned the Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University in 1981. While at the Center for International Development at Harvard, Daniel will be launching a new book project on contemporary entrepreneurship in the Jewish Diaspora. [Email]

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Martina Viarengo is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva. She is a Faculty Associate at Harvard University's Center for International Development, at Harvard's Women and Public Policy Program, and a Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Women's Empowerment. Prior to joining the Graduate Institute's faculty, Professor Viarengo was an Economist at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Professor Viarengo is a specialist in applied microeconomics and development. Her research focuses on comparative education policy, gender and international migration. She has examined education policy, gender gaps and labor market outcomes in the OECD and developing countries in trying to better understand how to reduce poverty and inequality. In 2009 Professor Viarengo was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and she was named Newton International Fellow by the British Academy, Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and a Master's Degree from Northwestern University. [Email]

Associates affiliated with CID's Growth Lab, Evidence for Policy Design and Building State Capability are listed on those program websites.