Measuring Innovation Over the Long Run with Kellogg Finance Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou 

Speaker Series - Lunch Program 

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:15 pm - 2:00pm

Location: Benefit Street Partners, 9 West 57th Street, 49th Floor, NYC

***All Kellogg/NU Alumni are Welcome***

How can innovation be measured? Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou will discuss how he and his colleagues identified breakthrough technological innovations through patent documentation going back to 1840. They constructed indicies of technological change that have proven to be strong predictors of productivity. He'll also discuss how technological change has affected different occupations. Professor Papanikolaou, who is one of Kellogg's most highly-rated professors by students, began his career at Kellogg in 2007. His interests lie at the intersection of finance and innovation. 

His research topics include the measurement and valuation of intangible assets; the effects of technological shocks on asset returns, firm investment decisions and income inequality; and the effects of finance frictions on investment and employment. Dr. Papanikolaou holds a Ph.D from MIT, an Ms.C in Finance from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Finance from the University of Piraeus in Greece.