Entrepreneurship Economics Programme

First European Workshop on Entrepreneurship Economics

Organised by
Centre for Economic Policy Research
Tinbergen Institute

Sponsored by
Tinbergen Institute
Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship
Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

Amsterdam
15-16 November 2013

Draft Programme (version 2013.11.13) - pdf

Friday 15 November

08.45-09.00

Coffee and Registration

09.00-09.50

Hierarchies, the Small Firm Effect, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Swedish Microdata - Slides
Thomas Åstebro (HEC, Paris)
*Joacim Tåg (Research Institute of Industrial Economics)
Peter Thompson (Emory University)

Discussant:

Martin Carree (Erasmus University Rotterdam) - Slides

09.50-10.40

Insurance, Entrepreneurial Start-Up and Performance - Slides
*Mette Ejrnæs (University of Copenhagen)
Stefan Hochguertel (VU University Amsterdam)

Discussant:

Rui Baptista (Brunel University) - Slides

10.40-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.50

Unemployment Insurance and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Natural Experiment - Slides
Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR)
*Juanna Joensen (Stockholm School of Economics)

Discussant:

Luigi Guiso (European University Institute, EIEF and CEPR) - Slides

11.50-12.40

Keynote Address - Slides
William Kerr, Harvard Business School

12.40-13.50

Lunch

13.50-14.40

Beyond Mercy versus Rigour: Corporate Bankruptcy Laws, Entrepreneurial Aspirations and Fear of Failure - Slides
Saul Estrin (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Tomasz Mickiewicz (Aston University)
*Anna Rebmann (University College London)

Discussant:

Philipp Koellinger (Erasmus University Rotterdam) - Slides

14.40-15.30

Debtor Rights, Credit Supply, and Innovation - Slides
Geraldo Cerquiero (FCEE Catholic University of Portugal)
Deepak Hedge (NYU Stern School of Business)
*María Fabiana Penas (CentER, Tilburg University)
Robert C. Seamans (NYU Stern School of Business)

Discussant:

Enrico Santarelli (University of Bologna) - Slides

15.30-15.50

Coffee Break

15.50-16.40

Spinoffs and Clustering - Slides
*Russell Golman (Carnegie Mellon University)
Steve Klepper (Carnegie Mellon University)

Discussant:

Erik Stam (Utrecht School of Economics) - Slides

16.40-17.30

Are the Life and Death of a Young Start-Up Indeed in the Power of the Tongue? Lessons from Online Crowdfunding Pitches - Slides
Dan Marom (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
*Orly Sade (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Discussant:

Guillaume Andrieu (Montpellier Business School)

18.00
 

Drinks Reception (rom 18.00) and dinner (from 19.00) at the Academische Club, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 235, 1012 DL Amsterdam

Saturday 16 November

08.45-09.00

Coffee

09.00-09.50

Housing Collateral and Entrepreneurship - Slides
*Martin Schmalz (University of Michigan)
David Sraer (Princeton University and CEPR)
David Thesmar (HEC School of Management and CEPR)

Discussant:

Jing Chen (Copenhagen Business School) - Slides

09.50-10.40

Social Barriers to Entrepreneurship in Africa: The Forced Mutual Help Hypothesis - Slides
Philippe Alby (Toulouse School of Economics)
*Emmanuelle Auriol (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)
Pierre Nguimkeu (Georgia State University)

Discussant:

Lars Persson (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm) - Slides

10.40-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.50

Unleashing Innovation - Slides
Yifei Mao (Indiana University)
Xuan Tian (Indiana University)
*Xiaoyun Yu (Indiana University)

Discussant:

Peter Thompson (Emory University) 

11.50-13.00

Lunch

13.00-13.50

Keynote Address - Slides
Thomas Hellmann, University of British Colombia

13.50-14.10

Evaluation and Wrap Up

14.10-16.00

Museum Visit at the Hermitage

*indicates the presenter.

~Presenters have 35 minutes to present their paper and discussants have 10 minutes, leaving 15 minutes for general discussion.

Scientific Committee

Morten Bennedsen, INSEAD
Luigi Guiso, Einadi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR
Hans Hvide, University of Bergen, IZA and CEPR
Mirjam van Praag, TI, University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship 
Peter Thompson, Goizueta Business School - Emory University
Roy Thurik, TI, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship