Robert Strom is a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Prior to his current position, he was director of research and policy in entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation. In that capacity, he directed the Foundation’s commissioned research, working with leading scholars to advance knowledge of entrepreneurship. Strom also serves as a visiting professor at the Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He has been a professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Strom has also been an assistant vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, president of the Missouri Council on Economic Education, and vice president of the National Council on Economic Education. Strom has written extensively on topics related to entrepreneurship and economics. He is the author of four books on entrepreneurship and numerous articles on economics and entrepreneurship in scholarly journals. He regularly speaks on topics related to entrepreneurship and economics to professional and academic audiences. He also serves on numerous boards and commissions. Strom holds the PhD in economics from the University of Cincinnati.