Carlos J. Serrano

Carlos J. Serrano is an Associate Professor of Economics and Management at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He is also an Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona School of Economics and the Barcelona School of Management.

Professor Serrano's research and teaching interests are focused on innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship and the financing of entrepreneurial activity. His research focuses on the market for patents, the venture capital industry, and the value and use of patents for technology startups. In addition to his doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2006, he holds a BSc in Economics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a MSc in Economics from the University College London, and a MA in Economics from the University of Minnesota. His research has been published in top tier journals including Science, the Journal of Financial Economics, the RAND Journal of Economics, the International Economic Review, and has been presented at numerous universities and government agencies.

Prior to his appointment at Pompeu Fabra, Serrano taught at the University of Toronto (2005-2012), University of Minnesota (2002-2004), and was a Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (2002-2005).

Serrano's Google Scholar profile can be found here


  • My paper with G. Chondrakis and R. Ziedonis, "Information disclosure and the market for acquiring technology companies," has been conditionally accepted at the Strategic Management Journal. [Link]

  • Check out the Fall 2020 SIE Workshop speakers. A biweekly series of virtual seminars featuring research on strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship [Link]

Contact information

Department of Economics and Business Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra,

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27; 08005 Barcelona, Spain

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