Working Papers

This working paper series represents original research and case studies undertaken as part of the Entrepreneurship and Policy Initiative at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Launched in 2016 with funding from the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, the Entrepreneurship and Policy Initiative engages scholars, entrepreneurs, and leaders from the public and private sectors to advance the study of innovation, digital technology, and public policy. It is also part of SIPA’s broader Tech & Policy Initiative, which explores the intersection of digital technology, data, and public policy, with a particular focus on research, training, and convening in the areas of cybersecurity, internet governance, and the digital economy.

Our hope is that the papers, and SIPA’s Entrepreneurship and Policy Initiative more broadly, will continue to expand understanding of major challenges and opportunities associated with digital technology and entrepreneurship, while preparing the next generation to navigate an increasingly complex, interconnected, and digital world. 

Download Foreword by Dean Merit E. Janow