Lerner, Josh



Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management Units. Besides Boulevard of Broken Dreams, his books include Innovation and Its Discontents, The Money of Invention, The Venture Capital Cycle, and the casebook Venture Capital and Private Equity (currently in fourth edition). Lerner teaches one of the largest elective courses at Harvard Business School, a doctoral course on entrepreneurship, and organizes an annual executive course on private equity in Boston and Beijing. He also leads an international team of scholars in a multi-year study of the future of alternative investments for the World Economic Forum. Lerner studied physics and history of technology at Yale, and did his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard.

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On his book Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed—and What to Do about It
(Our Cover Feature of October 11, 2009)