Geoffrey Borchhardt


I am a doctoral candidate in Organizations & Management at Yale School of Management. My research primarily centers on entrepreneurial careers, frequently within emerging markets or historical contexts, as well as innovation. I am passionate about understanding how spells in entrepreneurship affect people's income, future careers, and what drives the performance of their businesses. In other work, I explore how competitive environments influence the choice of organizational partnerships and future innovative performance. Throughout my research, I use econometric methods alongside novel data sources to reveal new elements of perennial questions and text-analysis methods to address novel questions with extant data.

I expect to graduate in 2024. Prior to my graduate studies at Yale, I received my B.Sc. in Business Administration and Sociology from Copenhagen Business School and M.Sc. in Sociology from the University of Oxford.
Curriculum Vitae

Selected Working Papers

[1] ''Who gets to experiment with entrepreneurship? Long-term earnings consequences of self-employment''
job market paper (new draft coming soon, updated abstract below)
▸ Open abstract

[2] ''Expertise, competitive overlap, and partner choice'' (with Balázs Kovács and Michelle Rogan)
▸ Open abstract

[3] ''Entrepreneurship as the safe option'' (with Olav Sorenson)
working paper (older version)
▸ Open abstract