Carleton Connects: Nathan Grawe on Entrepreneurship at Carleton

10 February 2017

This program took place on Friday, February 10, 2017

Student engagement in entrepreneurial activity has grown dramatically in recent years. In his term as Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor, economist Nathan Grawe inaugurated the Carleton Startup Competition. Last year, 27 students in 9 teams (with alumni mentorship) pitched proposals for two $10,000 fellowships. Professor Grawe will share observations and experiences from the Competition and other entrepreneurial opportunities on campus.


Nathan is a labor economist with particular interests in how family background–from family income to number of siblings–shapes educational and employment outcomes.  Many of his works study whether access to financial resources significantly limit these important measures of success.  Most recently, Nathan has been forecasting the effects of recent demographic changes (an increasing Hispanic population, migration to the Southwest, and a dramatic drop in the birth rate since the onset of the financial crisis of 2008) on the demand for higher education in the US in aggregate and by geographic region to determine what shifts in investments the country must consider to meet that changing demand.

Nathan has participated in the leadership of Carleton’s Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRK) initiative and has shared what Carleton has learned through this initiative through invited talks and led professional development workshops at dozens of colleges and universities across the US and Canada.


Carleton Connects: Nathan Grawe on Entrepreneurship at Carleton

Entrepreneurship at Carleton with Professor Nathan Grawe