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Economics of Entrepreneurship

A workshop organized in cooperation with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 
European Economic Review, and School of Business—University at Albany, SUNY

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Lecture Room

June 29, 2015


9:00 AMIntroduction
9:10 AMWelcoming Remarks  
9:20 AM“On the Economic Performance of Nascent Entrepreneurs: Evidence From the SBIR Program”
  • Dora Gicheva, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Al Link, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (View Presentation)
9:50 AM“The Entrepreneur’s Idea and Outside Finance: Theory and Evidence about Entrepreneurial Roles Using SBIR Data”
10:20 AM“The Influence of Patent Rights on University Technology Transfer and Faculty Entrepreneurship”
  • Dirk Czarnitzki, KU Leuven
  • Paula Schliessler, KU Leuven
  • Thorsten Doherr, Centre for European Economic Research
  • Katrin Hussinger, University of Luxembourg
  • Andrew Toole, U.S. Department of Agriculture (View Presentation)
10:50 AMCoffee Break
11:05 AM“Where Has All the Skewness Gone? The Decline in High Growth (Young) Firms in the U.S.”
  • Ryan Decker, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve
  • John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland (View Presentation)
  • Ron Jarmin, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Javier Miranda, U.S. Census Bureau
11:35 AM“DOE SBIR Evaluation: Impact of Small Grants on Subsequent Venture Capital Investment, Patenting, and Achieving Revenue”
  • Sabrina Howell, New York University
12:05 PM“Taxation, Corruption, and Growth”
  • Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
  • Julia Cage, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po-Paris)
  • William Kerr, Harvard University (View Presentation)
  • Ufuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania
12:35 PMLunch
1:20 PM“The Rise of Female Entrepreneurs: New Evidence on Gender Differences in Liquidity Constraints”
  • Tanya Wilson, Royal Holloway College, University of London (View Presentation)
  • Robert Sauer, Royal Holloway College, University of London
1:50 PM“The Impact of Private Equity on Firms’ Innovation Activity”
  • Kevin Amess, Nottingham University Business School (View Presentation)
  • Joel Stiebale, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics
  • Mike Wright, Imperial College London
2:20 PM“Schumpeterian Job Creation: New Evidence from Danish Entrepreneurs”
  • Johan Kuhn, Copenhagen Business School
  • Anders Sørensen, Copenhagen Business School (View Presentation)
  • Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, University of Southern Denmark
2:50 PMCoffee Break
3:05 PM“Industry Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Culture: An Instrumental Variable Analysis Using Historical Coal Mining in Great Britain”
  • Michael Stuetzer, Ilmenau University of Technology
  • Martin Obschonka, Saarland University (View Presentation)
  • David Audretsch, Indiana University
  • Michael Wyrwich, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Peter Rentfrow, University of Cambridge
  • Leigh Shaw-Taylor University of Cambridge
  • Max Satchell, University of Cambridge
  • Mike Coombes, Newcastle University
3:35 PM“Do Entrepreneurs Really Earn Less?”
  • Alina Sorgner, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
  • Michael Fritsch, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (View Presentation)
  • Alexander Kritikos, University of Potsdam
4:05 PM“Dynastic Entrepreneurship, Entry, and Non-Compete Enforcement”
  • James E. Rauch, University of California, San Diego
5:05 PMClosing Remarks
  • Robert Sauer, Royal Holloway College, University of London (and European Economic Review)
5:15 PMReception in the Members' Room