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SI 2016 Entrepreneurship

Josh Lerner and Antoinette Schoar, Organizers

July 18, 2016

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Ballroom A
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, Massachusetts



Monday, July 18


8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries


9:00 am

Paul Oyer, Stanford University and NBER
Hans Hvide, University of Bergen
The Roles of Nature and Nurture in Entrepreneurial Success

Discussant: Geoff Tate,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NBER


9:45 am

Francisco Queiro, Harvard University
The Effect of Manager Education on Firm Growth

Discussant: Geoff Tate,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NBER


10:30 am



10:45 am

Kyle Herkenhoff, University of Minnesota
Gordon Phillips, Dartmouth College and NBER
Ethan Cohen-Cole, University of Maryland
The Impact of Consumer Credit Access on Employment, Earnings and Entrepreneurship

Jialan Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne


11:30 am

Ilya Strebulaev, Stanford University and NBER
Paul Gompers, Harvard University and NBER
William Gornall, University of British Columbia
Steven Kaplan, University of Chicago and NBER
How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

Felda Hardymon, Bessemer Venture Partners


12:15 pm



1:30 pm

David Clingingsmith, Case Western Reserve University
Scott Shane, Case Western Reserve University
Training Aspiring Entrepreneurs to Pitch Experienced Investors: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Sabrina Howell, New York University


2:15 pm

Ramana Nanda, Harvard University and NBER
Sampsa Samila, National University of Singapore
Olav Sorenson, Yale University
The Persistent Effect of Initial Success: Evidence from Venture Capital

Arthur Korteweg, University of Southern California


3:00 pm



3:15 pm

Joshua Gottlieb, University of British Columbia and NBER
Richard Townsend, Dartmouth College
Ting Xu, University of British Columbia
Experimenting with Entrepreneurship: The Effect of Job-Protected Leave

Adrien Matray, Princeton University


4:00 pm



Wednesday, July 20


12:00 n



Joint session with the Innovation group

1:00 pm

Abhishek Nagaraj, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Private Impact of Public Maps – Landsat Satellite Imagery and Gold Exploration

Discussant: TBA

1:45 pm

Jonas Hjort, Columbia University and NBER
Jonas Poulsen, Uppsala University
The Arrival of Fast Internet and Skilled Job Creation in Africa

Discussant: Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and NBER

2:30 pm


3:00 pm

Michela Giorcelli, Stanford University
The Long-Term Effects of Management and Technology Transfer: Evidence from the US Productivity Program

Discussant: Raffaella Sadun, Harvard University and NBER

3:45 pm

Joan Farre-Mensa, Harvard University
Deepak Hegde, New York University
Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University and NBER
The Bright Side of Patents

Discussant: Heidi Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

4:30 pm