University ProfessorSchool of Information Studies, Syracuse University
Carl J. Schramm is an American economist, entrepreneur, and former President and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship. Currently, Schramm is a University Professor at Syracuse University. Schramm is recognized internationally as a leading authority on innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth. A few of his many accomplishments include founding the nation’s first research center on healthcare finance, advising major corporations including Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and Apple, being a member of the Singapore Prime Minister’s Research, Innovation, and Enterprise Council, being a chair of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee during the Bush Administration and a member of President Obama’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also a founding member of the Board of the International Intellectual Property Commercialization Council and an author and co-author of many books on capitalism and innovation. Schramm holds a doctorate in labor economics and industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin, where he was both a Ford Foundation doctoral fellow and a New York State Regents Graduate fellow. He also holds a law degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Le Moyne College.