Nils H. Lehr

Nils H. Lehr

Ph.D. in Economics

Boston University

Welcome to my personal webpage! I am an economist studying economic growth, innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology adoption. In my research I combine quantitative economic modeling with rigorous empirical methods to shine light on important mechanisms driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology choice on the aggregate. When I am not solving models or crunching numbers, I enjoy playing basketball, reading non-fiction books, and listening to tech and policy podcasts.

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  • Macroeconimics
  • Economic growth
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Firm dynamics
  • Labor markets


  • PhD in Economics, 2023

    Boston University, USA

  • Master in Economics, 2016

    Barcelona School of Economics, Spain

  • BSc in Economics, 2014

    Humbold University, Germany

Work in Progress


Nonprofits in Good Times and Bad Times (JPE Micro)