Hosted by: Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship 

Join a discussion with Professor Bengt Holmström to answer the question Is Innovation Overrated? – How the world needs to spend more time focused on imitation.

About Bengt Holmström
Bengt Robert Holmström is the Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at MIT, where he was head of the Economics Department from 2003-2006. He holds a joint appointment with MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Holmström received his doctoral degree from Stanford University in 1978. Before joining MIT in 1994, he was the Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Management at Yale University’s School of Management (1983-94) and associate professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (1979-82).

Holmström is a microeconomic theorist, best known for his research on the theory of contracting and incentives especially as applied to the theory of the firm, to corporate governance and to liquidity problems in financial crises.

He was awarded the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Holmström is a member of the board of Aalto University (Finland) and the Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA). He was a board member of the Nokia Corporation 1999-2012.


Thursday, April 13, 2017
4:00–5:30 pm

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
1 Amherst Street (E40)
Cambridge, MA 02142

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