Marc Lerchenmueller is a Research Fellow at the Yale School of Management. Marc’s primary stream of research pertains to the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship. In particular, his work identifies how individuals’ and organizations’ strategic adaptation to competitive conditions causally influences the pathway to innovation and entrepreneurial outcomes. His second stream of research examines causes of the gender gap in science and scientific innovation more broadly. Marc’s research is quantitative, using both surveys and large-scale archival panel data. He is currently investigating the trajectory of basic science ideas across hundreds of thousands of academic journal publications to thousands of real ventures. His research received financial support from the German Research Foundation (DFG), has been included in three Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings publications, and has further been recognized with two finalist nominations for dissertation-based prizes at the Academy of Management. Marc's research has been published in Circulation, PLoS One, and Research Policy. His work has also been featured in the Harvard Business Review.
Most of Marc’s teaching has been at the intersection of his research expertise and industry experience. At Yale, he has served repeatedly as a guest lecturer on the subject of “Innovating in the pharmaceutical industry” in the course on Managing and Innovating in Health Care Organizations (Executive MBA Program). He also has served as a guest lecturer in the elective courses on “Current Topics in Management Consulting” at the Tuck School of Business and the University of San Diego (MBA Programs).
Before coming to Yale, Marc worked for the Boston Consulting Group in New York. He was also part of a four-person biotechnology start-up that was sold in 2014 to uniQure and then entered into a development alliance with Bristol-Myers Squibb. Marc received his doctorate from WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management, a Master in Public Health from Yale, a Master in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s degree from Imperial College London.