Maryann P. Feldman is the Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, Professor of Finance at the Kenan Flagler School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Dr. Feldman directs CREATE, an economic development center working to generate shared economic prosperity through a combination of research, data analytics, homegrown interventions and policy development. Dr. Feldman was the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research for her contributions to the study of the geography of innovation, the role of entrepreneurial activity in the formation of regional industry clusters and the process of university technology transfer and commercialization. Feldman’s most recent work explores monopolies and income inequality,, emerging industrial and organizational forms and the process of regional economic transformation. Feldman is a Distinguished Scholar of the Technology and Innovation Division at the Academy of Management. Feldman is a prolific writer whose work appears in numerous journals, including: Management Science, Organization Science, Research Policy, The Journal of Technology Transfer, American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Economic Geography, and The Brookings Papers on Economic Policy.