Mirjam van Praag

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials C.M.
Main position Voorzitter College van Bestuur VU
Disciplines Economics and Business Administration
Chair Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Domain Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Membership Member
Since 2020
Member of Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Employed by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
College van Bestuur
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
tel.  020 5985 305
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Mirjam van Praag has conducted prominent and pioneering research into the economic role and significance of entrepreneurship. She uses advanced econometric models to chart the start, duration and success of entrepreneurship. Van Praag also uses experiments and fieldwork to investigate the impact of various interventions on the behaviour of entrepreneurs. In her publications she highlights the importance of education for successful entrepreneurship. She has also shown that gender-balanced teams outperform gender-skewed ones. Van Praag is currently President of the Executive Board of VU University Amsterdam and remains active as a professor and PhD supervisor.