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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.  Background 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