Friday, July 12, 2013

NBER Call for Papers on Entreprenuership and Measurement

The National Bureau of Economic Research is calling for papers for their NBER Conference on Income and Wealth, Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges. The conference will be attended by economists, statisticians and analysts from government, academia, business, and non-profit organizations that desire to understand better statistics in measuring the success of entrepreneurship. It will be held in Washington DC in December 2014. 


Entrepreneurial businesses are dynamic contributors to economic growth, job creation, and innovation; however, our ability to accurately track how businesses perform in a complex economic and financial environment is hampered by difficult measurement challenges. In addition, there are conceptual challenges that interact with measurement
e.g., distinguishing between self-employment and entrepreneurship. A better understanding of the lifecycle of these businesses and the challenges they face is important for our understanding of the contribution of these businesses to jobs, productivity and innovation.

Paper submission topics on entrepreneurship include:
  • Economic Growth and Job Creation
  • Business Dynamics
  • Owner and Business Characteristics
  • Innovation
  • Regulatory and Tax Environment
  • Financing and Access to Capital
  • Geographic Considerations/Regional Clusters
  • Globalization and Trade
  • Emerging Economies and Economic Development
  • Evidence-Based Policy Analysis
  • Data and Research Gaps 
It is a non-profit non-partisan organization that seeks to understand how the economy works. They attempt to use disperse scientific based research to the general public. They have a number of papers they publish each week. You may access them at

August 15th, 2013

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