Prof Dr C. Mirjam van Praag is Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Professor of Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics. Besides she holds an unpaid position as a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organization in the Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam. She is also a Crown Member of the Socioeconomic Council (SER) of the Dutch government.

Van Praag's research, that is widely published in international academic journals, studies Economics of Entrepreneurship (e.g., Human Capital, Teams, Entrepreneurship and the Household) often using (field or natural) experiments. Besides entrepreneurship, she is also an active researcher in the field of Personnel Economics (performance measurement and rewards) and Behavorial Economics.

In the past, Mirjam was employed as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, as a financial analyst with Procter & Gamble and as a research consultant with GFK Intomart. She has served as a non-executive member on various boards, both in the public and the private sector. Mirjam was the founding director of the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship. Mirjam van Praag was trained an econometrician (MSc and Phd UvA).

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2006.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10278
Revised version available here:
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7044
Sander M. Hoogendoorn, Simon C. Parker, Mirjam C. van Praag
Revised version available here
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6740
Revised version available here
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6731
Sander M. Hoogendoorn, Mirjam C. van Praag
Revised version available here
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6512
revised version available here, published in: European Economic Review, 2014, 72, 76-97
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6166
published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 40 (2), 249-268
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4245
published in: Handbook of Research on Innovation And Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar Publishers, 2011
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