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Michael Ewens

Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship
Michael Ewens
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Mail Code: MC 228-77
Office: 301C Baxter
Phone: 626-395-2798
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B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004; M.A., University of California, San Diego, 2008; Ph.D., 2010. Associate Professor, Caltech, 2014-19; Professor, 2019-.

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial Finance; Financial Intermediation; New Firm Formation


Applied Microeconomics; Business, Economics, and Management


Michael Ewens studies entrepreneurship, focusing on financial intermediation, innovation, and management of high-growth entrepreneurial firms. While most entrepreneurship research has traditionally relied on limited data sets, his approach is distinctly quantitative, as he collects and analyzes vast amounts of data to better understand the financing of entrepreneurial firms.

Before arriving at Caltech in 2014, Ewens was an assistant professor of finance and entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2006, he has been a quantitative advisor for Correlation Ventures, a quantitative-focused venture capital firmed based in San Diego. He was also a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in the spring of 2014. He has received the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (2013-2014) and the Berkman Junior Faculty Development Grant (Carnegie Mellon University, 2013).