Carl Schramm

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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.

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School of Information Studies, Syracuse University