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Dr. Albert Link

photo of LinkDr. Albert Link (Economics), the Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor, received new funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the project “NETS Database.”

Funding will be used to purchase data on U.S. firms to use with graduate students. The data, assembled by private organizations, relates to job creation and destruction, sales growth, survivability of business startups and the mobility patterns of a sizeable segment of the private sector economy. In-class and dissertation projects will focus on these characterizations of firm behavior that have been affected specifically by the development and use of technologies developed in U.S. Federal laboratories.

Link completed a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Richmond and PhD in economics from Tulane University. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, technology and innovation policy, the economics of R&D and policy/program evaluation.