Doctoral Student

James Michael Sappenfield

James Sappenfield is a doctoral student in the Technology and Operations Management (TOM) unit at Harvard Business School. His research interests lie broadly in the economics of innovation, collaboration, crowdsourcing, and aggregate decision making, especially as they apply to the generation of ideas and new knowledge in science. Prior to attending HBS, he previously worked as a research assistant at MIT - Sloan School of Management, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and Boston University, and taught high school mathematics with Dallas ISD as a member of Teach For America. He holds a BA in Political Science and a BS in Business Administration, both from Boston University.