Prof. Kenneth A. Younge

Kenneth A. Younge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae

The Technology and Innovation Strategy Lab is led by Professor Kenneth A. Younge. Prof. Younge is an applied economist and data scientist. His research uses experimental economics and machine learning methods to examine the strategic importance of patent portfolios, knowledge spillovers, financial risk disclosure, computational law, and employee mobility. His work has been published in the top journals in economics and strategy, and he is the past winner of the Strategic Management Society’s Best Conference Paper Award, the Academy of Management’s BPS Outstanding Dissertation Award, and numerous teaching awards.

Prior to returning to academia, Professor Younge worked for 14 years in industry as a Chief Technology Officer, President, and Director of Development. He has co-founded four firms over the course of his career and continues to be active in industry. The TIS Lab combines theoretical economics with real-world impact.

Top Publications

RESTAT

Strategic Citation: A Reassessment

RAND

Patent Citations Reexamined

RESTAT

 

Motivating Innovation: The Effect of Loss Aversion on the Willingness to Persist

 

JEBO

 

Competitive Pressure on the Rate and Scope of Innovation
ICMLA

 

Text Similarity in Vector Space Models: A Comparative Study

 

JEMS

 

The Value of Employee Retention: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

 

SMJ

 

How Anticipated Employee Mobility Affects Acquisition Likelihood: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

 

NBER

 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy

 

NREL

 

Clean Energy Innovation: Sources of Technical and Commercial Breakthroughs

 

Dissertation

 

Employee Mobility and the Appropriation of Value from Knowledge: Evidence from Three Essays

 

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Winner of the 2013 Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award

 

Affiliations

Associate Professor

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Assistant Professor

Purdue University

PostDoc Researcher University of California, Berkeley
PhD University of Colorado
MA Stanford University
BA Brown University