Neil Thompson is an Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Thompson’s work focuses on the intersection of business and public policy. His areas of research are: Moore’s Law and the impact of computation on firms; technology transfer and academic licensing; synthetic biology and dominant design, and how Wikipedia impacts academic science.
Thompson has had a wealth of career experiences, working for such varied organizations as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Bain and Company, The United Nations, the World Bank, and the Canadian Parliament.
He received a BA in physics, and a BA (honors) in economics and international development from Queen's University, an MS in economics from the London School of Economics, an MS in computer science and an MA in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in business and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.