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Home | Events Archive | 8th Tinbergen Institute Conference: First European Workshop on Entrepreneurship Economics
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8th Tinbergen Institute Conference: First European Workshop on Entrepreneurship Economics

  • Field
    Organizations and Markets
  • Location
    Hermitage Museum, Poesjkin Zaal
  • Date and time

    November 15 2013, 09:00 until November 16 2013, 18:00


The Workshop brings together researchers interested in studying entrepreneurship related to (occupational) choice, entrepreneurial behaviour, incentives to promote entrepreneurship, relevant program evaluations, entrepreneurship & institutions, the management of entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurship & (venture) capital, entrepreneurship & regions, theory of the firm, etc.

Keynote speakers

  • Thomas F. Hellmann (Sauder School of Business – University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • William Kerr (Harvard Business School, United States)

F. Hellman is currently a B.I. Ghert Family Foundation Professor in Finance and Policy Professor at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.

William Kerr is an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. Professor Kerr’s research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. One research strand examines the role of immigrant scientists and entrepreneurs in US technology development and commercialization, as well as the subsequent diffusion of new innovations to the immigrants’ home countries. A second research strand considers agglomeration and entrepreneurship, with special interest in how government policies aid or hinder the entry of new firms, cluster formation, and growth. A final interest area is entrepreneurial finance and angel investments. He is a Research Fellow of the NBER and Bank of Finland, has received several awards for his research papers, and serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals. Kerr received his PhD in Economics from MIT and his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Committee members

  • Morten Bennedsen (INSEAD )
  • Luigi Guiso (Einadi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR)
  • Hans Hvide (University of Bergen and IZA)
  • 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)