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Daniel Fehder

Assistant Professor
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

Daniel Fehder aims to improve our understanding of how to increase the number of innovative ideas that enter the economy and increase the representation of all societal groups in innovation and entrepreneurship. His research focuses identifying frictions that inhibit entrepreneurs and understanding how programs like startup accelerators can help alleviate them.

In addition to his academic research, he also maintains the Startup Accelerator Ranking Project (SARP) along with Yael Hochberg and Susan Cohen. SARP is considered the gold-standard ranking of US-based startup accelerators. It is designed to help entrepreneurs make better decisions about which accelerators to appy to and attend.


Journal Articles

  1. Fehder, D (Forthcoming) Coming from a Good Pond: The Organizational Consequences of a New Venture’s Founding Ecosystem Administrative Science Quarterly

  2. Raffiee, J, Fehder, D (2023) Partisan Patent Examiners? Exploring the Link Between the Political Ideology of Patent Examiners and Patent Office Outcomes Research Policy, 52(9)

  3. Miric, M, Yin, PL, Fehder, D (2023) Population-Level Evidence of The Gender Gap in Technology Entrepreneurship Strategy Science, 8(1), 62-84

  4. Raffiee, J, Fehder, D, Teodoridis, F (2022) Revealing the Revealed Preferences of Public Firm Top Executives: New Data from Credit Card Spending and an Application to Firm Innovation Strategic Management Journal, 43(10) 2042-2065

  5. Monteleone, P, Banerjee, S, Kothpalli, P, Stern, A, Fehder, D, Ginor, R, Vollmar, D, Fry, E, Pirwitz, M (2020) The Market Reacts Quickly: Changes in Paclitaxel Vascular Device Purchasing Within the Ascension Healthcare System Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 32(1) 18-24

  6. Cohen, S, Fehder, D, Hochberg, Y, and Murray, F, (2019) The Design of Startup Accelerators Research Policy, 48, 1781-1797

  7. Fehder, D, Porter, M and Stern, S (2019) Economic Institutions and Social Progress AEA Papers and Proceedings, 109, 350-356

  8. Fehder, D, Porter, M and Stern, S (2018) The Empirics of Social Progress: The Interplay between Subjective Well-Being and Societal Performance AEA Papers and Proceedings 108, 477-482

  9. Fehder, D and Hochberg, Y (2015) Accelerators and Ecosystems Science, Vol. 348 No. 6240. Solicited

  10. Fehder, D, Murray, F, and Stern, S (2014) Intellectual Property Rights and the Evolution of Scientific Journals as Knowledge Platforms International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 36, 83-94

  11. Fehder, D, Nelling, E, and Trester, J (2009) Innovation and Price: The Case of Digital Cameras Applied Economics, Vol. 41 No. 17

Conference Proceedings

  1. Lederman, O, Fehder, D, Morales, A, Murray, F, Pentland, A (2019) Communication Patterns and Performance in Early StartupsInternational Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS)

  2. Lederman, O Calacci, N, Fehder, D, Murray, F, and Pentland, A (2016) Open Badges: A Low-Cost Toolkit for Measuring Team Communication and Dynamics. International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS)

Manuscripts under Review (Available upon Request)

  1. Fehder, D and Hochberg, Y, Spillover Effects of Startup Accelerator Programs: Evidence from Venture-Backed Startup Activity

  2. Botelho, T, and Fehder, D. Hochberg, Y, Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship

  3. Botelho, T, Fehder, D, Miric, M, Moving Forward or Falling Back: Gender Differences in Career Advancement for Former Entrepreneurs Re-Entering the Workforce

  4. Hausman, N, Fehder, D, Hochberg, Y, The Virtuous Cycle of Innovation and Capital

  5. Fehder, D. Raffiee, J., Teodoridis, F. The Partisanship of American Inventors