Javier Miranda

Associate Professor in Microeconomics, Productivity Research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Head of the Center for Factor Market Transformation at Halle Institute For Economic Research

Javier Miranda is Head of the Center for Factor Market Transformation at the Halle Institute for Economic Research in Germany. He is also Associate Professor in Microeconomics, Productivity Research at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena. Javier began his career at the U.S. Census Bureau in the District of Columbia after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from American University in 2004. Previous to joining the Census Javier was a research consultant at the World Bank and the Urban Institute. Javier has published papers in the areas of business dynamism, productivity growth, entrepreneurship, job creation, innovation, and firm financing. Among his publications are articles in the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Journal Macroeconomics, Review of Economic and Statistics, IMF Review, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss, NBER Macroeconomics Annual. Javier has received the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver medal (2020), the U.S Department of Commerce Department Bronze Medal (2011), and the Census Bureau Director's Award for Innovation (2007). His contributions to data infrastructure are notable. Javier Miranda was responsible for the development of the Longitudinal Business Database, the Business Dynamics Statistics, the Business Formation Statistics, and the Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database. Javier Miranda has edited two NBER books in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In 2023 he published an MIT Press book: “The Promise and Peril of Entrepreneurship.” Javier Miranda stepped down as the President of the Board of Southeast Ministry an adult education and job readiness program designed to address the root causes of poverty, illiteracy, and violence in Washington DC to relocate to Leipzig, Germany.