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Community Development

Answer the Call (for Papers) by July 8

The Atlanta Fed is among the sponsors of Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery,* to be held November 9–10, 2011, in Washington, DC. Sponsors are seeking papers on the following topics:

  • The role of small business and entrepreneurship in job creation
  • Improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • The unique challenges of and opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses
  • Strengthening entrepreneurship opportunities in urban and rural communities
  • Innovative small businesses and the importance of access to startup capital

Preference will be given to papers that also explore policy implications of the research findings.

If you are interested, you must submit an abstract (1,000 words or fewer) describing the main research question or questions, key data, and methodology by July 8, 2011. You are encouraged to submit your completed paper at that time.

Conference organizers will notify applicants by the middle of August. The deadline for accepted papers is October 7, 2011.

Invitation to submit papers

*Cosponsored by:
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation