Julian Kolev


Julian Kolev


Julian Kolev is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  

Kolev focuses on two inter-related topics spanning the life cycle of modern firms: one focused on the drivers of innovation and technological change, and another targeting the influence of financial constraints and incentives on the decisions of firms and entrepreneurs.  He pursues questions in these areas through empirical analysis of the innovative output of individuals and corporations, covering patents, scientific publications, and the introduction of new commercial products.  The determinants of these outputs are the primary subject of his research, including intellectual property protection, technology transfer and peer review institutions, tax rates, and the availability and structure of entrepreneurial finance.

Kolev holds a BA in Economics from Harvard College and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard Business School. When not visiting MIT, Kolev is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.