Christian Catalini is an Assistant Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and co-delivers the business school’s two main technology entrepreneurship courses. Christian’s main areas of interest are the economics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and scientific productivity. His research focuses on crowdfunding and online entrepreneurial finance, how proximity affects the recombination of ideas, the adoption of technology standards, and science and technology interactions. He holds a MSc in Economics and Management of New Technologies from Bocconi University, Milan. In 2009-10, he was a visiting student at Harvard University. He has presented his research on proximity and innovation at a variety of institutions, including Harvard University, MIT, Yale University, and London Business School.