PANEL 2 - Moderator

David Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He is an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germanyand a part-time professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria.

Audretsch’s research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development, and global competitiveness. He is co-author of The Seven Secrets of Germany, published by Oxford University Press. He is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was recognized as a 2021 Clarivate Citation Laureate and awarded the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Augsburg in Germany, Jonköping University in Sweden, and the University of Siegen in Germany. Audretsch was also awarded the Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal in Germany.

Audretsch has served as an advisory board member to a number of international research and policy institutes, including Chair of the German Institute for Economic Analysis Berlin; Chair of the Foundation for the Promotion of German Science in Berlin, Germany; the Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany, the Basque Institute of Competitiveness in San Sebastian, Spain; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Washington, D.C., the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in Stockholm, Sweden; and the Jackstädt Centre for Entrepreneurship in Wuppertal, Germany.