Laura Rosendahl Huber, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

+49 89 24246-582
Laura.Rosendahl-Huber(at)ip.mpg.de

Areas of Interest:

Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Team Formation and Dynamics, Innovation Policy, Gender Differences in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Academic Résumé

Spring 2019 (scheduled) 
Visiting Fellow at Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, Cambridge MA, USA

Since 04/2015 
Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Innovation und Competition (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research)

09/2010 - 04/2015
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Economics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Prof. Dr. C.M. Van Praag and Prof. Dr. R.Sloof). Doctoral Thesis: “Entrepreneurship, Teams and Sustainability: A Series of Field Experiments”

03/2012 - 06/2012 
Visiting Scholar at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lissabon, Portugal Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+)

2007 - 2008
Master of Science (MSc) in Business Economics (cum laude), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

01/2008 - 12/2008 
Research Assistant at the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (Prof. dr. C.M. Van Praag), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

2002 - 2007 
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Economics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Referee

Management Science, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Small Business Economics, Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Learning & Education

Work in Progress

Czibor, E./ Huber, L.R./ Koudstaal, M.: Are Entrepreneurs Lone Wolves? An Experimental Analysis of Team Preferences.

Bechthold, L. / Huber, L.R.: Yes, I Can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship.

Huber, L.R. / Jørgensen, C. / Moberg, K. / Redford, D. / Streicher, M.: Filling in the Blanks? The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on European High School Students.

Heite, J. / Huber, L.R./ Kleine, M.: The Effect of Innovation Vouchers on Innovation Activity and Performance of SMEs in the UK - a Randomized Controlled Trial.  

Dhuey, E. / Huber, L.R.: Relative Age Difference in Non-cognitive Skills.

Most Recent Publication Available for Download

Goslinga, Sjoerd; Nagel, Hanskje; Rosendahl Huber, Laura; Van Praag, Mirjam: The Effect of a Tax Training Program on Tax Compliance and Business Outcomes of Starting Entrepreneurs: Evidence From a Field Experiment.

This paper can be accessed and downloaded: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.10.006


Bechthold, Laura Aline; Rosendahl Huber, Laura (2018). Yes, I can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship, Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol. 2018, No. 1.

Awarded with the Best Empirical Paper Award in the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division.

This conference paper can be accessed and downloaded: Yes, I can!

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

Nagel, Hanskje; Rosendahl Huber, Laura; Van Praag, Mirjam; Goslinga, Sjoerd (2019). The Effect of a Tax Training Program on Tax Compliance and Business Outcomes of Starting Entrepreneurs: Evidence from a Field Experiment, Journal of Business Venturing, 34 (2), 261-283. DOI

  • This paper estimates the long-term impact of a short, partly personalized, mandatory tax training program on tax compliance and business outcomes of first-time entrepreneurs. To this end, we combine survey data, audit data and unique register data from the Netherlands' Tax and Customs Administration with a three year long randomized experiment. The results show that the training affects specific domains of tax compliant behavior. Moreover, it has no impact on business survival, but treated entrepreneurs have significantly higher profits compared to the control group due to lower business costs. These outcomes are partially supportive of our hypotheses developed from theories on tax compliance and mental accounting.

Rosendahl Huber, Laura; Sloof, Randolph; Van Praag, Mirjam (2017). The Effect of Incentives on Sustainable Behavior: Evidence From a Field Experiment, Labour Economics, 45, 92-106. DOI

  • This study investigates how children respond to different treatments aimed to foster sustainable behavior in a productive (firm like) setting. We conduct a field experiment using teams of children (aged 11 or 12) that are participating in an entrepreneurship education program in the last grade of primary school in the Netherlands. Schools participating in this program are randomly assigned to one of three treatments: the first is purely financially oriented, the second promotes sustainable behavior and the third also induces sustainability by (monetary) incentives. Comparing the first two groups we find that solely promoting sustainability does not lead to a change in sustainable behavior. However, once the monetary reward is linked to sustainable outcome measures, we find a significant positive effect on sustainable behavior. In our specific setting, the choice to behave more sustainable comes at the cost of weaker financial performance of the team.

Rosendahl Huber, Laura; Sloof, Randolph; Van Praag, Mirjam (2014). The Effect of Early Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Field Experiment, European Economic Review, 72, 76-97. DOI

  • The aim of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of early entrepreneurship education. To this end, we conduct a randomized field experiment to evaluate a leading entrepreneurship education program that is taught worldwide in the final grade of primary school. We focus on pupils׳ development of entrepreneurship knowledge and a set of non-cognitive skills relevant for entrepreneurial activity. The results indicate that knowledge is unaffected by the program. However, the program has a robust positive effect on non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills. This is surprising since previous evaluations found zero or negative effects. Because these earlier studies all pertain to entrepreneurship education for adolescents, our result tentatively suggests that non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills are best developed at an early age. As the entrepreneurship program has various features besides its entrepreneurship content, we must leave it to future research to determine which specific element has the greatest impact on the development of non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills.

Conference papers

Bechthold, Laura; Rosendahl Huber, Laura (2018). Yes, I Can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship. Working Document, Academy of Management Proceedings 2018:1, 12081.

    Rosendahl Huber, Laura (2015). Working Document II, in: Youth Education and Entrepreneurship. Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies, Culture and Education. Workshop Documentation 2015, 26-49.

    Monographies

    Rosendahl Huber, Laura (2015). Entrepreneurship, Teams and Sustainability - A Series of Field Experiments. Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute.

    Discussion Papers

    Rosendahl Huber, Laura; Sloof, Randolf; Van Praag, Mirjam (2014). Jacks-of-all-trades? The effect of balanced skills on team performance, IZA Discussion Paper, No. 8237.

    • Previous empirical studies have shown that solo entrepreneurs benefit from having balanced skills: Jacks-of-All-Trades (JATs) are better entrepreneurs than specialists are. Nowadays however, the majority of entrepreneurs start up and run ventures together in teams. In this paper we test whether the effect of more balanced skills is also positive in a team of entrepreneurs. We also explore whether (a lack of) individual balanced skills can be substituted by combining the skills of various specialists within one team. Our field experiment studies teams of children participating in an entrepreneurship education program. Based on pupils’ precisely measured level of verbal and mathematical ability, we exogenously compose 179 teams separated into four different types: JAT teams, math- specialist teams, verbal-specialist teams and mixed specialist teams. Our results show that balanced skills are beneficial to team performance, and that it is hard to substitute individual balanced skills by combining different specialists within one team.
    • http://ftp.iza.org/dp8237.pdf

    Personal Links

    Presentations and Lectures

    22.11.18

    Yes, I Can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship

    ERI Brown Bag Seminar, Technische Universität München

    Location: Munich


    14.11.18

    Yes, I Can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship

    Initiative „FRAUEN unternehmen”, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

    Location: Berlin


    13.08.18

    Yes, I Can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship 

    Academy of Management Meeting

    Location: Chicago


    12.06.18

    Yes, I Can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship 

    IGL Research Meeting 2018

    Location: Boston


    05.06.18

    Yes, I Can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship 

    Munich Summer Institute

    Location: Munich


    09.01.18

    Yes, I Can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship 

    ORG Seminar

    Location: Munich


    06.12.17

    The Effects of Innovation Vouchers on Innovation Activity and Performance of SMEs in the UK 

    IGL Winter Research Meeting 2017

    Location: Washington


    14.11.17

    Yes, I Can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship 

    University of Zurich, Switzerland

    Location: Zurich, Switzerland


    25.08.17

    Relative Age Differences in Non-Cognitive Skills

    Lindau Meetings for Nobel Laureates

    Location: Lindau, Germany


    26.06.17

    The Effect of Same-Gender Role Models in Entrepreneurship Education

    Oxford Residence Week for Entrepreneurship Scholars

    Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


    14.11.16

    Are Entrepreneurs Lone Wolves? An Experimental Analysis of Team Preferences

    Maastricht University School of Business and Economics

    Location: Maastricht, Netherlands


    08.08.16

    Are Entrepreneurs Lone Wolves? An Experimental Analysis of Team Preferences

    Academy of Management

    Location: Anaheim, USA


    06.07.16

    Are Entrepreneurs Lone Wolves? An Experimental Analysis of Team Preferences

    Said Business School

    Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


    21.06.16

    Are Entrepreneurs Lone Wolves? An Experimental Analysis of Team Preferences

    Munich Summer Institute

    Location: Munich


    11.06.16

    Are Entrepreneurs Lone Wolves? An Experimental Analysis of Team Preferences

    Behavioral Decision Research in Management

    Location: Toronto, Canada


    04.10.15

    Are Entrepreneurs Lone Wolves? An Experimental Analysis of Team Preferences

    FSU Workshop on Experimental Economics and Entrepreneurship

    Location: Tampa, USA


    24.03.15

    Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? A Critical Note on Impact Evaluation Studies

    Workshop on Youth Education and Entrepreneurship: European Parliament, Committee on Culture and Education Munich

    Location: Brussels, Belgium


    09.10.14

    Entrepreneurship Research: Insights on Education and Teams

    Lecture at the Invitation of Orange Grove, initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Location: Athens, Greece


    11.09.14

    Jacks-of-all-trades? The Effect of Balanced Skills on Team Performance

    SEI Doctoral Consortium

    Location: Milan, Italy


    03.07.14

    Jacks-of-all-trades? The Effect of Balanced Skills on Team Performance

    5th IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research

    Location: Potsdam


    30.09.13

    Jacks-of-all-trades? The Effect of Balanced Skills on Team Performance

    VU/UvA Symposium on Entrepreneurship Research

    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


    21.09.13

    Jacks-of-all-trades? The Effect of Balances Skills on Team Performance

    EALE Conference (European Assocation of Labour Economics)

    Location: Turin, Italy


    10.11.12

    The Effect of Education on Entrepreneurial Thinking and Action in Primary School

    Workshop for teachers at secondary schools

    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


    17.10.12

    Jacks-of-all-trades? The Effect of Balanced Skills on Team Performance

    PhD Workshop “Lab and Field Experiments” by John List

    Location: Bergen, Norway


    05.07.12

    The Effect of Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Field Experiment

    Lecture at the invitation  of the Department of Innovation and Organization

    Location: Groningen, Netherlands


    15.06.12

    The Effect of Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Field Experiment

    3rd IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research

    Location: Potsdam


    30.05.12

    The Effect of Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Field Experiment

    Research results presented and submitted to Princess Maxima of the Netherlands

    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Projects

    Courses

    2018 - present

    PhD supervision
    Nadine Chochoiek (LMU/MPI)


    Spring and Fall 2018

    Trend Research and Ideation of Business Ideas
    Graduate course, Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)


    Fall 2017

    Empirical Research in Business, Industrial Relations and HRM
    Workshop for Doctoral students, University of Zurich


    2016 - present

    Experimental Methods
    PhD course, LMU University Munich


    Fall 2016

    Job Performance and the Employment Relationship
    Guest lecturer, undergraduate course, University of Maastricht


    2015 - present

    PhD supervision
    Laura Bechthold (CDTM)


    Fall 2015

    Entrepreneurship Education
    Workshop for Master students in Entrepreneurship, Amsterdam Business School


    Fall 2013

    Thesis Seminar Economics
    Undergraduate course, University of Amsterdam


    2011-2015

    Organizational Economics
    Undergraduate course, University of Amsterdam


    2011-2015

    Thesis Supervision
    University of Amsterdam