IZA - Conference Program


2nd IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research

Organizers: Marco Caliendo (IZA), Alexander S. Kritikos (DIW Berlin)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:May 12, 2011 - May 13, 2011

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussant: 8 minutes +++ floor discussion: 7 minutes +++

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Thursday, May 12:

09:00 - 09:15   Welcome and Introduction by
Marco Caliendo (Research Director of IZA) and Alexander S. Kritikos (DIW Berlin and IZA)
09:15 - 10:00   Claire Lelarge (CREST), David Sraer (Princeton University), David Thesmar (HEC)
  "Entrepreneurship and Credit Constraints: Evidence from a French Loan Guarantee Program"
  Discussant: Juanna Schrøter Joensen (Stockholm School of Economics)
10:00 - 10:45   Katrin Muehlfeld (Utrecht University), Utz Weitzel (Radboud University Nijmegen), Diemo Urbig (University of Antwerpen), Codrin Kruijne (Utrecht University)
  "Entrepreneurs' impaired Decision-making"
  Discussant: Yunwei Gai (Babson College)
10:45 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45   Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD), Dominik Buttler (Poznan University of Economics)
  "Risk, Sex Differences and Self-Employment"
  Discussant: Frank M. Fossen (Free University of Berlin)
11:45 - 12:30   J. David Brown (U.S. Census Bureau), John S. Earle (George Mason University and IZA)
  "Nature versus Nurture in the Origins of Highly Productive Businesses: An Exploratory Analysis of U.S. Manufacturing Establishments"
  Discussant: Katrin Muehlfeld (Utrecht University)
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 14:45   Sander M. Hoogendoorn (University of Amsterdam), Hessel Oosterbeek (University of Amsterdam), Mirjam van Praag (University of Amsterdam and IZA)
  "The impact of gender diversity on the performance of business teams: Evidence from a field experiment"
  Discussant: Laura Rosendahl Huber (University of Amsterdam)
14:45 - 15:30   Yunwei Gai (Babson College), Maria Minniti (SMU Cox School of Business)
  "Employer-provided Health Insurance and Long-term Employment Choice"
  Discussant: J. David Brown (U.S. Census Bureau)
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:30   Juanna Schrøter Joensen (Stockholm School of Economics), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics)
  "Unemployment Insurance and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Natural Experiment"
  Discussant: Claire Lelarge (CREST)
16:30 - 17:15   Philippe Bracke (London School of Economics), Christian Hilber (London School of Economics), Olmo Silva (London School of Economics and IZA)
  "Homeownership and Entrepreneurship"
  Discussant: Michael S. Dahl (Aalborg University)
19:00       Dinner

Friday, May 13:

09:00 - 10:00   Keynote Lecture
Roy Thurik (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Philipp Koellinger (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
"Gentreprenomics: A New Way to Study the Determinants of Entrepreneurship"
10:00 - 10:15   Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:00   Philipp Koellinger (Erasmus University Rotterdam), The Gentrepreneur Consortium
  "Born Entrepreneurs? New Evidence from Molecular Genetics"
  Discussant: Stephan Heblich (University of Stirling)
11:00 - 11:45   Frank M. Fossen (Free University of Berlin)
  "Personal Bankruptcy Law, Wealth, and Entrepreneurship – Theory and Evidence from the Introduction of a "Fresh Start""
  Discussant: Karsten Kohn (KfW Bankengruppe)
11:45 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15 - 14:00   Karsten Kohn (KfW Bankengruppe), Marina Furdas (Freiburg University)
  "Why Is Start-up Survival Lower Among Necessity Entrepreneurs? A Decomposition Approach"
  Discussant: Philipp Koellinger (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
14:00 - 14:45   Stephan Heblich (University of Stirling), Stefan Bauernschuster (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Oliver Falck (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Robert Gold (Max Planck Institute of Economics)
  "The Shadows of the Past: Implicit Institutions and Entrepreneurship"
  Discussant: Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD)
14:45 - 15:00   Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:45   Michael S. Dahl (Aalborg University), Olav Sorenson (Yale School of Management)
  "Home Sweet Home: Entrepreneurs’ Location Choices and the Performance of their Ventures"
  Discussant: Philippe Bracke (London School of Economics)

List of Participants

Philippe Bracke (London School of Economics)
J. David Brown (U.S.Census Bureau and IZA)
Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Michael S. Dahl (Aalborg University)
Frank M. Fossen (Free University Berlin and IZA)
Yunwei Gai (Babson College)
Stephan Heblich (University of Stirling and IZA)
Jens Hogenacker (IZA)
Sander Hoogendoorn (University of Amsterdam)
Juanna Schroeter Joensen (Stockholm School of Economics)
Philipp Koellinger (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Karsten Kohn (KfW Bankengruppe and IZA)
Alexander S. Kritikos (DIW Berlin and IZA)
Steffen Künn (IZA)
Claire Lelarge (CREST)
Christian Loersch (IZA)
Katrin Muehlfeld (Utrecht University)
Laura Rosendahl Huber (University of Amsterdam)
Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD)
Roy Thurik (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Mirjam van Praag (University of Amsterdam and IZA)
Utz Weitzel (Radboud University Nijmegen)