Dr. Brent Goldfarb is Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the M&O Department at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Academic Director at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. Goldfarb's research focuses on the development of new industries with a focus on the implications on the role of startups in the economy. He focuses on such questions as how do markets and employer policies affect incentives to discover new commercially valuable technologies and when is it best to commercialize them through new technology-based firms? Are business plans useful? and When are there bubbles in new industries? 

Primary Research Areas

  • Technological Entrepreneurship
  • Technological Change & Policy
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Economic & Business History
  • Science Policy