Yael Hochberg

Jones Graduate School of Business

Rice University

@yaelhochberg Website

Professor Hochberg’s research and teaching interests are focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the financing of entrepreneurial activity. Her research focuses on the venture capital industry, accelerators, networks, and corporate governance and compensation policies. Her research has been published in top-tier journals, including Science magazine, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics.

Vote History

Statement Vote Confidence Comments
Amazon’s new $15 per hour minimum wage will force other companies to follow suit. Neither Agree nor Disagree 6
Restrictions on skilled immigration will cause US firms to to shift more operations overseas. Agree 8 “Restricting skilled immigration will lead to high-value R&D and technical work being shifted to countries where the skilled talent exists.”
Uber has to develop self-driving cars in the next 10 years in order to remain viable. Agree 8 “Uber needs to be able to replace their fleet with driverless vehicles to be sustainable. Someone else can develop those vehicles, though.”
A trade war will be more disruptive to business than to consumers. Neither Agree nor Disagree 8 “Depends on whether the tariffs are on final or intermediate goods and on the consumers’ price elasticity of demand for final goods.”
Concern over consumer privacy will fundamentally limit businesses’ ability to use big data. Disagree 8 “Big data encompasses much more than just the type of data that has raised concerns over consumer privacy. But some use cases may wind up restricted.”