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Amir Sariri

Amir Sariri

Amir Sariri

PhD Student
4th Year, Strategic Management


B.B.A., Minors in Mathematics and Economics, University of Toronto, 2014

Dissertation Committee

Ajay  AgrawalCommittee Chair; Professor of Strategic Management, Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship Personal website:
Avi  GoldfarbCommittee Member; Ellison Professor of Marketing
Joshua  GansCommittee Member; Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Professor of Strategic Management

Recent Presentations

  • How Does Industry Affiliation of Academic Scientists Affect the Rate and Direction of Research; Academy of Management; 2018

Honors and Awards

2018  Borealis AI PhD Fellowship; Borealis AI RBC Institute for Research

Work Experience

2018-Present   Research & Development Lead; Creative Destruction Lab
2014-Present   PhD Candidate; Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2014-2017   Research Fellow; Creative Destruction Lab


  • 2018  How does Information Affect the Evaluation of Scientific Ideas and New Ventures?    Collaborators:   Kevin Bryan and Mitchell Hoffman
  • 2016  How does Industry Affiliation of Academic Scientists Affect the Rate and Direction of Research
  • 2014  Labor Market for Artificial Intelligence    Collaborators:   Ajay Agrawal

Research Interests and Other Info

    Amir's personal research interests centre around the economics of innovation. In his research, he focuses on the economics of artificial intelligence and conducts research on the labor market for AI scientists and implications of AI academic entrepreneurship on the rate and direction of scientific research. Other research interests include entrepreneurial finance and university technology transfer.

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