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.

For more information, please see Professor Younge’s curriculum vitae and personal website.

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.

Winner of the 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