Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics

Van Praag

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Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas

Economics of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and Human Capital

Entrepreneurship and Teams

Field Experiments in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship and the Household

Performance measurement and rewards

Personnel Economics

Behavioral Economics

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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 and board member of the Berlingske Media Group.

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. Mirjam is a research fellow of the CEPR, IZA, Tinbergen Institute, ACE and ACLE as well as a member of Academia Europaea.

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 is an econometrician (MSc and Phd UvA) and she has a daughter (Sarah, 1998) and a son (Boaz, 1999).

Other teaching activities

Contributions (lectures) to conferences, workshops, seminars, summer schools:

Please refer to Van Praag's Curriculum Vitae

Selected publications

Most Recent Publications

  1. Hoogendoorn, S., Parker, S.C. & van Praag, M. (2017) Smart or diverse start-up teams? Evidence from a field experiment, Organization Science (forthcoming)
  2. Rosendahl Huber, L., Sloof, R. & van Praag, M. (2017) The Effect of Incentives on Sustainable Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment, Labour Economics, Vol. 45, pp. 92-106, April 2017
  3. Hsieh, C., Parker, S.C. & van Praag, C.M. (2017), Risk, Balanced Skills and Entrepreneurship  Small Business Economics, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 287-302
  4. Block, J., Fisch, C., van Praag, C.M. (2016), The Schumpeterian entrepreneur: A review of the empirical evidence on the antecedents, behavior, and consequences of innovative entrepreneurship, Industry & Innovation, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 61-95
  5. Koudstaal, M., Sloof, R. & van Praag, M. (2016), Risk, Uncertainty and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment Management Science,  Vol. 62, No. 10, pp. 2897-2915
  6. Berkhout, P., Hartog, J. & van Praag, C.M. (2016), Entrepreneurship and financial incentives of return, risk and skew. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 249-268
  7. Lindquist, M., Sol, J. & van Praag, C.M. (2015), Why do Entrepreneurial Parents have Entrepreneurial Children?  Journal of Labor Economics,  Vol. 33, No. 2, 4.2015, pp. 269-296
  8. Sloof, R. & van Praag, C.M. (2015), Testing for Distortions in Performance Measures: An Application to Residual Income Based Measures like EVA  Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 74-91
  9. Rosendahl Huber, L., Sloof, R. & van Praag, C.M. (2014), The Effect of Early Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Field Experiment  The European Economic Review, Vol. 72, 11.2014, pp. 76-97
  10. Congregado, E., Millan, J., Román, C., van Praag. C.M. & van Stel, A. (2014), The value of an educated population for an individual’s entrepreneurship success  Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 29, No. 5, 9.2014, pp. 612-632
  11. Hoogendoorn, S.M., Oosterbeek, H. & van Praag, C.M. (2013), The Impact of Gender Diversity on the performance of business teams: Evidence from a field experiment  Management Science, Vol. 59 No. 7, July 2013, pp. 1514-1528


Publications List
Publications & dissemination
Simon C. Parker; Randolph Sloof; Mirjam Van Praag; Theodor Vladasel / Can Social Enterprises Use Incentives Effectively?
Paper presented at DRUID Academy Conference 2017, 2017
Chihmao Hsieh; Simon C. Parker; Mirjam Van Praag / Risk, Balanced Skills and Entrepreneurship
In: Small Business Economics, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2.2017, p. 287-302
Journal article
Sander Hoogendoorn; Simon C. Parker; Mirjam Van Praag / Smart or Diverse Start-up Teams? : Evidence from a Field Experiment.
In: Organization Science, Vol. 28, No. 6, 2017, p. 1010-1028
Journal article
Laura Rosendahl Huber; Randolph Sloof; Mirjam Van Praag / The Effect of Incentives on Sustainable Behavior : Evidence from a Field Experiment.
In: Labour Economics, Vol. 45, 4.2017, p. 92-106
Journal article
Joern H. Block; Christian O. Fisch; Mirjam Van Praag / The Schumpeterian Entrepreneur : A Review of the Empirical Evidence on the Antecedents, Behaviour and Consequences of Innovative Entrepreneurship.
In: Industry and Innovation, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1.2017, p. 61-95
Vera Rocha; Mirjam Van Praag; Timothy B. Folta; Anabela Carneiro / Entrepreneurial Choices of Initial Human Capital Endowments and New Venture Success
Bonn : IZA 2016, 32 p. (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 9919) (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, No. TI 2016-030/VII)
Working paper
Peter Berkhout; Joop Hartog; Mirjam Van Praag / Entrepreneurship and Financial Incentives of Return, Risk, and Skew
In: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2016, p. 249-268
Journal article
Matthew J. Lindquist; Joeri Sol; Mirjam Van Praag; Theodor Vladasel / Family Background and Entrepreneurship
Paper presented at The DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016, 2016
Mirjam Van Praag / Ondernemerschap en onderwijs : Van basisschool tot universiteit.
In: Economieonderwijs: Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde. Preadviezen 2016. . ed. /Lans Bovenberg; Ferry Haan. Amsterdam : Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde 2016, p. 97-108
Report chapter
Martin Koudstaal; Randolph Sloof; Mirjam Van Praag / Risk, Uncertainty, and Entrepreneurship : Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment.
In: Management Science, Vol. 62, No. 10, 2016, p. 2897-2915
Journal article
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