Ed Saiedi


I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Norwegian Business School (BI). During 2022-2023, I was a Research Associate at Harvard University. Previously, I was a visiting scholar at Stockholm School of Economics and Bruegel Institute, an EU Fellow and a senior economist/data scientist at the Norwegian Tax Authority.

My research is focused on financing entrepreneurship and innovation, and entrepreneurial strategy, and how digitalization affects both. I study how funders, founders, and managers make decisions, and influence entrepreneurship and innovation. 

So far results of my research have been published in Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice and Small Business Economics

I currently teach Innovation Strategy and Technological Change, and Machine Learning for Business at BI, and previously taught on startup financing and econometrics. I am an adhoc reviewer for Review of Economic Studies, Small Business Economics, Academy of Management, among other journals.