Call for Papers


4th IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research

Organizers: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Alexander S. Kritikos (University of Potsdam, DIW Berlin and IZA), Alicia Robb (Kauffman Foundation)
Location:San Francisco, USA
Date:July 09 - July 10, 2013

Submission Deadline:February 15, 2013
Notification of Acceptance:March 01, 2013
Deadline for Registration:March 10, 2013
Final Papers Due:June 09, 2013

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann
Keynote Speaker: Robert W. Fairlie (University of California, Santa Cruz)
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About the Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading scholars and young researchers working on topics related to entrepreneurship research. We invite contributions from various interdisciplinary backgrounds: Theoretical contributions as well as empirical research using administrative data, survey evidence, laboratory or field experiments, and neuroeconomic methods are welcome.

Examples of Research Topics for the Workshop are:

• Entrepreneurship Training and Coaching
• Business Cycles, Unemployment & Entrepreneurship
• The Process of Firms’ Entry, Survival, and Growth
• Entrepreneurs and Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
• Occupational Choice Models and Entrepreneurship
• Risk and Time Preferences of Entrepreneurs
• Decision Making Processes of Entrepreneurs
• Entrepreneurship and Labor Markets Dynamics
• Remuneration of Entrepreneurs


The keynote lecture will be delivered by Robert W. Fairlie (Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz). He has conducted research on entrepreneurship, technology and education, and racial inequality and published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in economics, entrepreneurship and management journals. His entrepreneurship research focuses on entrepreneurship as an economic opportunity, minority and immigrant entrepreneurship, and the effectiveness of entrepreneurship training.


Researchers desiring to present their work at this meeting are encouraged to submit a complete paper or an extended abstract by February 15, 2013 using the online application form. Papers have to be unpublished at the time of submission. Those authors who are invited are expected to participate in the entire two-day meeting and also be willing to act as discussants. In the case of multiple authors, please indicate the correspondence author who would be presenting the paper. It is expected that about 12 papers will be accepted for presentation over the two-day meeting.

The deadline for submission is February 15, 2013.
Acceptance decisions will be announced by March 1, 2013.


Economy class air travel costs for presenters of papers which have been accepted will be reimbursed according to the IZA reimbursement guidelines. Accommodation (2 night for participants from the USA, 3 nights for participants from other counties) and meals at the conference venue will be also provided.