Lab for Entrepreneurship and Development (LEAD) is a research lab affiliated with Harvard's IQSS. Its mission is to generate and share knowledge about entrepreneurship and development across cultural and disciplinary boundaries. LEAD operates with three central pillars: 

Furthering Scholarship - fostered through our research fellowship, a 6-month research opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, and professors to conduct a research project with academic support and advising. Additional details can be found here.

Fostering Collaboration - primarily made possible through our annual "Entrepreneurship and Development Conference" hosted at Harvard University. Our first annual conference was hosted in August 2018.  

Distributing Knowledge - through the LEAD book series, we collect, edit, and distribute research at the frontier of  entrepreneurship and development scholarship. 


All inquires about LEAD should be sent to leadresearchteam@gmail.com