William Janeway


William H. Janeway is a Senior Advisor and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and was responsible for building the information technology investment practice. Previously, he was executive vice president and director at Eberstadt Fleming. Dr. Janeway is a director of Magnet Systems, Nuance Communications, and O’Reilly Media. He is an Affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University.

Dr. Janeway is a member of the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council and of the Field Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences and the board of governors of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and of the Advisory Board of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. He is a member of the management committee of the Cambridge-INET Institute, University of Cambridge and a Member of the Board of Managers of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF).He is the author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets Speculation and the State, published by Cambridge University Press in November 2012.

Dr. Janeway received his doctorate in economics from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar. He was valedictorian of the class of 1965 at Princeton University.


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Markets, Speculation and the State


William Janeway’s Far-Ranging Seminar on Fundamental Debates in Innovation and Finance

Which Productivity Puzzle?

Article | Apr 3, 2017

The decline in productivity growth has a longer history

The Retreat from Hyper-Globalization

Article | Dec 1, 2016

Flows of goods and services, people and capital have overwhelmed the ability of political processes to accommodate them

How to Recognize New Economic Thinking

Article | Apr 14, 2015

The Institute for New Economic Thinking responds to an evident need for innovative approaches to understanding economic and financial processes.

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Bill Janeway's Video Lecture Series on Economic Innovation

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YSI Event Workshop YSI | Apr 1–6, 2020

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INET Leadership Meets with Portugal’s Finance Minister and Eurogroup President

News Apr 12, 2019

Group discussed pressing issues in the eurozone and the need for new economic thinking

How Government Drives Innovation

Video | May 25, 2018

Bill Janeway explains why “efficiency is the enemy of innovation,” and how venture capitalists and the state advance technological change


From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.