About Me

I am an economist and Assistant Professor in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, holding the Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professorship of Entrepreneurship. I am also an Honorary Research Associate with the University of Oxford and Research Affiliate of CESifo.

My research explores the drivers and consequences of innovation for social progress with a particular focus on cleantech innovation and directing innovation towards that which protects environmental systems and people.

email: jpless@mit.edu