Laurene Tran

Coordinator of the YSI Innovation Working Group

In 2014 together with Besiana Balla I co-founded the Economics of Innovation Working Group.  

My main academic interests are :

—Competition, Innovation, and Regulation in the Digital Economy incl. Regulatory Entrepreneurship
—Field theories in economic sociology and organization studies
—The History of Political Economy

I also gives lectures at SciencesPo Paris for the courses “History of Tech Revolutions”, “The Digital Transition of Organisations“ within the Master of Public Policy  — Digital New Technology and Public Policy, and the module “How to Build Ambitious Startups in Europe?” at the Public Policy Incubator.

With young professionals, I am also working to bridge the gap between the academic world and public debate with the journal Regards Croisés sur l’Economie.

I had the opportunity to work in the UK and in Spain and to study economics, business and sociology in Denmark, the U.S, Italy and France.

After 2 years at pan-European startups accelerator, The Family, I’m today the Executive Director of ACTIVE, the first European CBD (Cannabidiol) Trade Association. 

By this expert

From Terrible to Terrific Undergraduate Economics Curricula

Paper Conference paper | | Apr 2015

Among the areas left largely unscathed by the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent never-­‐ending recession, the teaching of economics ranks high.