Yael Hochberg

Rice University


Professor Hochberg’s research and teaching interests are focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the financing of entrepreneurial activities. Her research centers on the venture capital industry, accelerators, networks, and corporate governance and compensation policies. In addition to her Doctorate in Finance from Stanford, she holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and an A.M. in Economics from Stanford University.

Her research has been published in top-tier journals, including Science Magazine, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Financial Economics. It has also been presented at numerous universities and governmental bodies around the world. She serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Empirical Finance, having previously served in the same capacity at the Review of Finance.

Prof. Hochberg is the Head of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Rice University and the Academic Director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. She holds a Research Affiliate position at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prof. Hochberg is also the Managing Director of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, which publishes the annual ranking of accelerator programs in the U.S.

Before joining Rice, Prof. Hochberg was a faculty member at Northwestern University and Cornell University. She also served as a visiting faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is currently a visiting faculty member at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Previously, she worked in the technology industry in both larger and startup companies. Prof. Hochberg serves on the advisory boards and boards of directors for several early-stage startups. She received recognition as one of the world’s 40 under 40 best business school professors by Poets and Quants in 2015 and was awarded the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship in 2016.

Publications by Yael Hochberg