Department of Strategy and Innovation

Van Praag
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Mirjam van Praag

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).

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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Curriculum Vitae
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Most Recent Publications

  1. Czibor, E., Claussen, J., van Praag, M. (2018) Women in a Men’s World: Risk Taking in an Online Card Game Community, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming
  2. Nagel, H., Huber, L., van Praag, M. (2018) The Effect of a Tax Training Program on Tax Compliance and Business Outcomes of Starting Entrepreneurs: Evidence from a Field Experiment, Journal of Business Venturing, forthcoming
  3. Sloof, R., van Praag, M., Koudstaal, M. (2018) Entrepreneurs: Intuitive or Contemplative Decision Makers?, Small Business Economics, forthcoming
  4. Rocha, V., van Praag, M., Folta, T.B., Carneiro, A. (2018) Endogeneity in Strategy-Performance Analysis: An Application to Initial Human Capital Strategy and New Venture Performance, Organizational Research Methods, forthcoming
  5. Block, J., C. Fisch, M. van Praag, M (2018), Quantity and Quality of Jobs by Entrepreneurial Firms, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 565–583
  6. Hoogendoorn, S., Parker, S.C. & van Praag, M. (2017) Smart or diverse start-up teams? Evidence from a field experiment, Organization Science, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 1010-1028
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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


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Primary occupation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.