Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy
Location:Louis A. Simpson International Building
Department:Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance
Audience:Open to the Public
Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance
Bendheim Center for Finance
William H. Janeway has lived a double life of “theorist-practitioner,” according to the legendary economist Hyman Minsky, who first applied that term to him twenty-five years ago. In his role as “practitioner,” Bill Janeway has been an active growth equity investor for more than 40 years. He is a senior advisor and managing director of Warburg Pincus, where he has been responsible for building the information technology investment practice, as well as a director of Magnet Systems and O'Reilly Media. As a “theorist," he is an affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics of Cambridge University, a member of the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council and the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, and of the Advisory Board of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. He is a co-founder and member of the Governing Board of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and a member of the Board of Managers of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF). Following publication in November 2012, his book Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets Speculation and the State (Cambridge University Press) became a classic. The fully revised and updated second edition, Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators and the State will be published in May 2018. Janeway was Valedictorian of the Princeton University Class of 1965 and received a Ph.D in Economics from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar.