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 GSE.

Professor Serrano's research and teaching interests are focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, 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


New revise–and–resubmit at the Strategic Management Journal (Aug. 2019). "Information Disclosure and the Market for Acquiring Technology Companies," with George Chondrakis and Rosemarie H. Ziedonis. [Version in pdf]

Forthcoming paper (Mar. 2019). "Patent Trading Flows of Small and Large Firms," with Nicolás Figueroa., Vol. 48 (7), September 2019, pp. 1601–1616, Research Policy [Version in pdf]

Contact information

Department of Economics and Business Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra,

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

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