Entrepreneurship Working Group

Josh Lerner and David T. Robinson, Organizers

December 4, 2020

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, December 4
9:45 am
Welcome
Session 1
10:00 am
Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz and NBER
Frank Fossen, University of Nevada, Reno

Did the $660 Billion Paycheck Protection Program and $220 Billion Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Get Disbursed to Minority Communities in the Early Stages of COVID-19?
Discussant: Karen G. Mills, Harvard University
10:45 am
Vojislav Maksimovic, University of Maryland
Liu Yang, University of Maryland

Reshaping the Local Marketplace: Brands, Local Stores, and COVID
Discussant: Yi Qian, University of British Columbia and NBER
11:30 am
Break
Session 2
12:15 pm
Robert P. Bartlett III, University of California at Berkeley
Adair Morse, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Small Business Survival Capabilities: Evidence from Oakland
Discussant: William Strange, University of Toronto
1:00 pm
Shai Bernstein, Harvard University and NBER
Richard R. Townsend, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Ting Xu, University of Virginia

Flight to Safety: How Economic Downturns Affect Talent Flows to Startups
Discussant: Elena Simintzi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1:45 pm
Break
Session 3
2:00 pm
Daniel Fehder, University of Southern California
Naomi Hausman, Hebrew University
Yael Hochberg, Rice University and NBER

The Virtuous Cycle of Innovation and Capital Flows
Discussant: Adam B. Jaffe, Brandeis University and NBER
2:45 pm
Lucy Xiaolu Wang, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Global Drug Diffusion and Innovation with the Medicines Patent Pool
Discussant: Iain M. Cockburn, Boston University and NBER
3:45 pm
Happy Hour
4:30 pm
Adjourn