The NBER hosted a Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) meeting in Washington on "Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges" on December 16 and 17, 2014. The organizers were Javier Miranda of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and NBER Research Associates John Haltiwanger of University of Maryland, Erik Hurst of University of Chicago, and Antoinette Schoar of MIT. These papers were discussed:
John Haltiwanger; Ron Jarmin, Bureau of the Census; Robert Kulick, University of Maryland, and Javier Miranda, "High Growth Young Firms: Contribution to Job Growth, Revenue Growth and Productivity"
Jorge Guzmán, MIT, and Scott Stern, MIT and NBER, "Nowcasting and Placecasting Entrepreneurial Quality and Performance"
Christopher Goetz, Henry Hyatt, Erika McEntarfer, and Kristin Sandusky, Bureau of the Census, "New Public Use Data to Study Entrepreneurship from Linked Employer-Employee Data"
Steven Kaplan, University of Chicago and NBER, and Josh Lerner, Harvard University and NBER, "Venture Capital Data: Opportunities and Challenges"
Arthur Kennickell, Federal Reserve Board, and Myron Kwast and Jonathan Pogach, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, "Small Businesses and Small Business Finance during the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession: New Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances"
J. David Brown, Bureau of the Census, and John Earle, George Mason University, "Job Creation, Small vs. Large vs. Young, and the SBA"
Erik Hurst and Benjamin Pugsley, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, "Wealth, Tastes, and Entrepreneurial Choice"
Victor Bennett, Duke University; Megan Lawrence, Harvard University; and Raffaella Sadun, Harvard University and NBER, "Are Founder CEOs Good Managers?"
Johan Hombert and David Thesmar, HEC Paris; Antoinette Schoar; and David Sraer, Princeton University and NBER, "Can Unemployment Insurance Change the Selection into Entrepreneurship?"
Rebecca Zarutskie, Federal Reserve Board, and Tiantian Yang, Duke University, "How Did Young Firms Fare During the Great Recession? Evidence from the Kauffman Firm Survey"
Sari Pekkala Kerr, Wellesley College, and William Kerr, Harvard University and NBER, "Immigrant Entrepreneurship"
Hugo Hopenhayn, University of California, Los Angeles, "Theory of Entrepreneurship"