2nd workshop on experimental economics and entrepreneurship

The Mærsk chair is the proud co-host of the second workshop on experimental economics and entrepreneurship to take place in Copenhagen May 4-5 2018.

The workshop is meant to promote partnerships between economic experimenters and scholars studying entrepreneurship, and to expose graduate students and recent PhD graduates in Economics and Management to the benefits and challenges of research at the intersection of experimental economics and entrepreneurship.

Registration is now open. Visit the website to find out more.



Entrepreneurship as a People Business

Invitation Mirjam van Praag seminar 29 Jan 2018

Final Program for the Joint CEPR conferences on Incentive, Management and organization and Entrepreneurship

Copenhagen, 7-9 September 2017

Organised by

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Chair in the INO department of the Copenhagen Business School,

The Niels Bohr Chair at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, and

the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)



Thursday 7 September
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 Making Managers Matter

Matthias Heinz, University of Cologne & CEPR (with Guido Friebel and Nick Zubanov)
Discussant: Maria Guadalupe, INSEAD & CEPR

10:00-11:00 The Diffusion of Knowledge via Managers’ Mobility

Giordano Mion, University of Sussex & CEPR (with Luca David Opromolla and Alessandro Sforza)
Discussant: Giovanni Valentini, IESE

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
Communication and Organization
11:30-12:30 Is Distance Dead? Face-to-Face Communication and Productivity in Teams

Jordi Blanes i Vidal, London School of Economics & CEPR (with Diego Battiston and Tom Kirchmaier)

Discussant: Tore Ellingsen, Stockholm School of Economics & CEPR

12:30-13:30 Communication and the organization of firms across space

Anna Gumpert, LMU Munich (with Henrike Steimer and Manfred Antoni)

Discussant: Alexandra Roulet, INSEAD

Jean-Etienne de Bettignies, Smith School of Business, Queens University and Alexandra Roulet, INSEAD

13:30-14:30 Lunch
 Institutional Structures
14:30-15:30 Do Multinationals Transplant their Business Model?

Dalia Marin, Universität München & CEPR (with Linda Rousova and Thierry Verdier)

Discussant: Laurent Bach, Stockholm School of Economics

15:30-16:30 Caught with the Hand in the Cookie Jar: Firm Growth and Labor Reallocation after Exposure of Corrupt
Margarita Tsoutsoura, Chicago Booth (with Spyridon Lagaras and Jacopo Ponticelli)Discussant: Pat Akey, University of Toronto
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
Boards and Gender
17:00-18:00 The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Director Turnover
Daniel Ferreira, London School of Economics & CEPR (with Edith Ginglinger, Marie-Aude Laguna and Yasmine Skalli)Discussant: Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics & CEPR
Friday 8 September
8:30-9:30 Keynote Speech
Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago & CEPR
9:30-10:30 How Wise Are Crowd? A Comparative Study of Crowd and Institutions in Peer-to-Business Online Lending Markets

Ali Mohammadi, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Swedish house of finance

Discussant: Steffen Andersen, Copenhagen Business School & CEPR

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 Are They All Like Bill, Mark, and Steve? The Education Premium for Entrepreneurs

Fabiano Schivardi, Università Bocconi & CEPR (with Claudio Michelacci)

Discussant: Morten Sørensen, Copenhagen Business School & CEPR

11:45-12:45 Keynote Speech

“Who Gets Hired? The Importance of Competition Among Applicants”
Ed Lazear, Stanford University

12:45-14:00 Lunch
Entrepreneurial careers
14:00-15:00 Entrepreneurial beginning, happy ending? Entrepreneurship upon graduation and lifetime earnings

Adrián Mérida, Copenhagen Business School (with Hans Chrstian Kongsted, Vera Rocha, and Mirjam Van Praag)

Discussant: Henry Sauermann, ESMT Berlin

15:00-16:00 Self-Employment Dynamics and the Returns to Entrepreneurship

Christopher Stanton, Harvard Business School & CEPR (with Eleanor W. Dillon)
Discussant: Hans K. Hvide, University of Bergen & CEPR

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
Entrepreneurship policies
16:30-17:30 The Externalities of Corruption: Evidence from Entrepreneurial Activity in China

Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics & CEPR (with Guanmin Liao, Jiaxing You and Xiaoyun Yu)

Discussant: Otto Toivanen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & CEPR

17:30-18:30 Fostering Entrepreneurship: Promoting Founding or Funding?

Thomas Hellman, Saïd Business School (with Veikko Thiele)

Discussant: Yossi Spiegel, Tel-Aviv University & CEPR

Saturday 9 September 
9:00-10:00 Self-employment and satisfaction with life, work, and leisure

Niels Rietveld, Erasmus University (with Peter van der Zwan and Jolanda Hessels)

Discussant: Randolph Sloof, University of Amsterdam

10:00-11:00 Asymmetric Information and Entrepreneurship

Justin Tumlinson, Loughborough University (with Deepak Hegde)

Discussant: Vera Rocha, Copenhagen Business School

11:00-12:00 Playing on Both sides of the market: Evidence from a crowdfunding platform

David Zvilichovsky, Tel Aviv University

Discussant: Thomas Åstebro, HEC Paris

12:00-13:00 Wrap up and lunch

Registration for the CEPR workshops now open

The joint workshops on the Economics of Entrepreneurship and Incentives, Management and Organisation will take place from the 7th to the 9th of September 2017.

The joint workshop on the morning of Friday 8th September will include keynote speeches by:
Edward Lazear (Stanford Graduate School of Business)
Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and CEPR)

We hope that many researchers will be able to join both parts of the event, which will be hosted by University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School. The schedule of the workshops will be as follows:
Thursday 7th September – Incentives, Management and Organisation Workshop
Friday 8th September AM – Joint workshop on Entrepreneurship and Organisation
Friday 8th September PM and Saturday 9th September AM – Entrepreneurship Workshop

Registration is free. Find out more: https://sf.cbs.dk/ceprworkshops

Call for PhD applicants

Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics has announced a call for PhD applicants within all research areas of the department. Please see the call text here.

Mirjam van Praag appointed member of board

From 1 March 2017 Professor Mirjam van Praag has been appointed a member of the new Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientic Research (NWO).

Post doc in Entrepreneurship (Economics)

A post doc position has been announced at the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics sponsored by the Mærsk chair.

Please see the call at the CBS website.

Round table discussion at DEA: Education in innovative entrepreneurship – What is the role of universities?

Entrepreneurs play a significant role in the Danish economy. They sow the seeds of future jobs and solutions for the grand societal challenges of our time. However, creating more entrepreneurs is no guarantee of strengthening the national economy, according to a new review of the research literature.Most entrepreneurs do not employ personnel, are home-based, and earn low incomes (1).

Most new jobs and economic growth are generated by a small number of innovative, high-growth ventures. According to research, innovative entrepreneurship is different from other forms of entrepreneurship and requires different skills. But which skills are needed to succeed as an entrepreneur in an innovative start-up?

Politically, the Danish government has focused on entrepreneurship initiatives since 2002, increasingly stressing the need for exposing more students to entrepreneurship through the university education (2). But how and to what extent can universities be effective in building these skills?

DEA and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Chair in Entrepreneurship will host a roundtable discussion on the skills needed to succeed as an innovative entrepreneur, and the role of Danish universities in educating future generations of innovative entrepreneurs. In other words, the roundtable will focus on innovative entrepreneurs with a university degree.

The aim of the roundtable discussion is to provide DEA (3) with input to further qualify the public debate on strengthening the skills of the innovative entrepreneur. The roundtable discussion is prompted by the recent literature review on innovative entrepreneurs by J. Block, C. Fisch, and C. Mirjam van Praag. The discussion will be opened by a short introduction on what we know about university education in innovative entrepreneurship by Professor Mirjam van Praag, Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Professor of Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School.

The roundtable discussion will be held in English and take place on March 9 from 14.00-17.00, at Fiolstræde 44, room 4C, 1171 København K.

Participants in the roundtable discussion
1. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Professor of Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School, Mirjam van Praag
2. Søren Nedergaard, Head of Division, Danish Agency for Higher Education
3. Pernille Berg, Head of Research, Analysis & Higher Education, The Danish  Foundation for Entrepreneurship

Innovative entrepreneurs
4. Matias Møl Dalsgaard, PhD, CEO/Co-Founder of GoMore
5. Jon Friis, Founder & Innovation Manager of Miiskin
6. Rune Schostag Nielsen, COO and Co-founder at Volt ApS
7. Jonas Nilsen, Founder and CEO at Vaccination Europe ApS

University representatives engaged in entrepreneurship for students
8. Alan Irwin, Professor, Vice-president of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Copenhagen Business School
9. Anne Sofie Dahlmann Breindahl, Project manager, AU Research Support and External Relations, Aarhus University
10. Carsten Nico Portefée Hjortsø, Associate Professor, project manager for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCPH, University of Copenhagen
11. Morten Dahlgaard, Senior Consultant, AAU Innovation & Research Support, SEA

(1) Joern H. Block, Christian O. Fisch, and Mirjam van Praag, “The Schumpeterian Entrepreneur: A Review of the Empirical Evidence on the Antecedents, Behaviour and Consequences of Innovative Entrepreneurship,” Industry and Innovation, August 9, 2016, 1–35, doi:10.1080/13662716.2016.1216397.
(2) DEA, “Entreprenørskab På Universiteterne – Fra Vision Til Hverdag,” 2014, http://dea.nu/sites/dea.nu/files/dea_-_entreprenoerskab_paa_universiteterne_-_fra_vision_til_hverdag_2014.pdf.
(3) Learn more about the Think Tank DEA: http://dea.nu/taenketanken-dea/the-think-tank-dea