Pierre Azoulay


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Pierre Azoulay is the International Programs Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

His research focuses on the impact of different funding regimes on the rate and direction of scientific progress. He is also part of a large team surveying management practices and culture in scientific laboratories on a large scale. His latest projects examine the complex relationship between risk and return in scientific research.

At MIT Sloan, he teaches courses on competitive strategy, technology strategy, and platform strategy, as well as a PhD class on the economics of ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

He holds a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures de Gestion from the Institut National des Télécommunications, an MA from Michigan State University, and a PhD in Management from MIT.



"​Medical Progress and Health Care Finance: Evidence from Academic Medical Centers."

Azoulay, Pierre, Misty L. Heggeness, and Jennifer Kao, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5926-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, May 2023. Also NBER Working Paper #27943.

"Immigration and Entrepreneurship in the United States."

Azoulay, Pierre, Benjamin Jones, J. Daniel Kim, and Javier Miranda. American Economic Review: Insights Vol. 4, No. 1 (2022): 71-88. Download Paper. Also NBER Working Paper #27778.

"Scientific Grant Funding."

Azoulay, Pierre, and Danielle Li. In Innovation and Public Policy, edited by Austan Goolsbee and Ben Jones, 117-150. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2022. NBER Working Paper #26889.

"The Rise of For-Profit Experimental Medicine."

Azoulay, Pierre and Ariel Y. Fishman, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6050-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, December 2021. Also NBER Working Paper #26892.

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