We are pleased to announce the 1st Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics. The aim of the workshop is to give talented young researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their research and to study new developments in Empirical Economics. This year’s focus is on the “Economics of Entrepreneurship”.
A lecture by Simon C. Parker on the “Economics of Entrepreneurship” will show new perspectives on the topic. Simon C. Parker is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in economics, entrepreneurship and management journals and has written and edited multiple books on the Economics of Entrepreneurship.
The second lecture will be given by Alicia Robb on “Longitudinal and Survival Analysis of Business Data wit STATA Using the Kauffman Firm Survey”. Alicia Robb is a senior research fellow with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and an expert in small business financing as well as in women and minority entrepreneurship. Besides having written numerous books and journal articles she is also giving her expertise in several high-level SME financing initiatives.
Mirjam van Praag will give an additional lecture on “Field Experiments in Entrepreneurship Economics”. Mirjam van Praag is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organization at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam and the founding director of the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship. The focus of her research is on determinants of successul entrepreneurship, in particular the influence of human capital. She has multiple publications in leading economics and entrepreneurship journals.
The 1st Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics is open to around 15 graduate students and post doctorates within three years after dissertation who will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their own research either in a presentation or poster session. We encourage all young researchers interested in Empirical Economics to apply.