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Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Recovery: A Focus on Job Creation and Economic Stabilization

October 26–27, 2010
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Agenda

Tuesday, October 26
8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
9:00 Welcome
Robert Strom, Research Director, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
9:45 Morning concurrent panel sessions

Session A: Entrepreneurship and the Economic Crisis
Session chair: John C. Robertson, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Presentation]PDF logo
Moderator: Jessica LeVeen Farr, Community and Economic Development Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Nashville Branch

The Impact of the Financial Crisis on New Firm Creation
Presenting author: Leora F. Klapper, World Bank (Coauthor: Inessa Love, World Bank) [Presentation]PDF logo

The Great Recession and Entrepreneurship
Presenting author: Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz [Presentation]PDF logo

The Distribution and Evolution of the Capital Structure of Entrepreneurial Firms: Evidence on the Financial Crisis
Presenting author: Jose M. Plehn-Dujowich, Temple University (Coauthor: Sang Mook Lee, Temple University) [Presentation]PDF logo

Session B: Public Policy
Session chair: Charles Ross, Enterprise Innovation Institute [Presentation]PDF logo
Moderator: Jessica Dill, Research Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Small Business Growth During a Recession: Local Policy Implications
Presenting author: Christiana McFarland, National League of Cities (Coauthor: Katie Seeger, National League of Cities) [Presentation]PDF logo

How Did Kelo Affect Business Formation?
Presenting author: Ramon P. DeGennaro, University of Tennessee (Coauthor: Tianning Li, Hood College) [Presentation]PDF logo

The Impact of Personal Bankruptcy Law on Entrepreneurship
Presenting author: Ye (George) Jia, University of Prince Edward Island [Presentation]PDF logo

Session C: Small Business Financing
Session chair: Paula Tkac, Assistant Vice President, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Moderator: Ellyn Terry, Economic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Implications of Demand for and Access to Financial Capital by Young Firms in the Current Economic Crisis
Presenting author: Sheryl Winston Smith, Fox School of Business, Temple University (Coauthor: Alicia Robb, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation) [Presentation]PDF logo

Do Small Businesses Still Prefer Community Banks?
Presenting author: Tara Rice, Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Coauthor: Allen Berger, University of South Carolina, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and CentER, Tilburg University) [Presentation]PDF logo

Financing Constraints and Unemployment: Evidence from the Great Recession
Presenting author: Alexey Levkov, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Coauthors: Burcu Duygan-Bump and Judit Montoriol-Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston) [Presentation]PDF logo

Noon Lunch: Job and Firm Creation
Introductions by Alfreda B. Norman, Assistant Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

John C. Haltiwanger, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, College Park [Presentation]PDF logo
Mark E. Doms, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce [Presentation]PDF logo
2:15 p.m. Afternoon concurrent panel sessions

Session A: Small Business Lending
Session chair: Tara Rice, Economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors [Presentation]PDF logo
Moderator: Menbere Shiferaw, Economic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Community Reinvestment Act and Small Business Lending in Low- and Moderate-Income Areas during the Financial Crisis
Presenting author: Elizabeth Laderman, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Coauthor: Carolina Reid, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco) [Presentation]PDF logo

Entrepreneurial Optimism, Credit Availability, and Cost of Financing: Evidence from U.S. Small Businesses
Presenting author: Na Dai, SUNY at Albany (Coauthor: Vladimir Ivanov, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) [Presentation]PDF logo

The Great Recession and Bank Lending to Small Businesses
Presenting author: Judit Montoriol-Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Coauthor: Christina Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

Session B: Public Policy
Session chair: Qingfang Wang, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Moderator: Jessica LeVeen Farr, Community and Economic Development Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Nashville Branch

Import Substitution at the Regional Level: Application in the United States
Presenting author: Jinwoo Kwon, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University [Presentation]PDF logo

Boon or Boondoggle? Business Incubation as Entrepreneurship Policy
Presenting author: Alejandro Amezcua, Syracuse University [Presentation]PDF logo

The Effect of Firm Compensation Structures on the Mobility and Entrepreneurship of Extreme Performers
Presenting author: Rajshree Agarwal, University of Maryland (Coauthors: Seth Carnahan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Benjamin A. Campbell, Fisher College of Business) [Presentation]PDF logo

Session C: Firm Growth and Job Creation
Session chair: Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Research Economist and Community and Economic Development Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Presentation]PDF logo
Moderator: Kevin Mahoney, Community and Economic Development Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Entrepreneurship, the Initial Labor Force, and the Location of New Firms
Presenting author: Cristina Carias, IST and Carnegie Mellon University (Coauthor: Steven Klepper, Carnegie Mellon University) [Presentation]PDF logo

Who Creates Jobs? Small vs. Large vs. Young
Presenting author: Javier Miranda, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau (Coauthors: John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland; Ron Jarmin and Teresa Fort, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau) [Presentation]PDF logo

See How They Grow: Studying Small Venture Growth through a Qualitative Lens
Presenting author: John Angelis, Rochester Institute of Technology (Coauthors: Joseph Miller, Richard DeMartino, and Raj S. Murthy, Rochester Institute of Technology) [Presentation]PDF logo
4:30 Panel plenary session: Challenges Faced by Small and Minority Businesses
Introductions by Dave Altig, Research Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Brian Headd, Economist, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration [Presentation]PDF logo
Lisa Servon, Associate Professor, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy [Presentation]PDF logo
Ivonne Cunarro, Chief Knowledge Officer, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce [Presentation]PDF logo
5:45 Closing remarks on day one and welcome to evening reception
Melinda Pitts, Research Economist and Associate Policy Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Wednesday, October 27
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 Welcome back
Todd Greene, Community Affairs Officer and Vice President, Community and Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
8:45 Morning concurrent panel sessions

Session A: Ethnic Entrepreneurship and Other Demographics
Session chairs: Wenhua Di, Senior Economist, Community Affairs Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Cathy Yang Liu, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University [Presentation]PDF logo
Moderator: Jessica LeVeen Farr, Community and Economic Development Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Nashville Branch

Credit Cards, Race, and Entrepreneurship
Presenting author: Robert Seamans, NYU Stern School of Business (Coauthor: Aaron Chatterji, Duke University Fuqua School of Business) [Presentation]PDF logo

Does Self-Employment Increase the Economic Well-Being of Low-Skilled Workers?
Presenting author: Magnus Lofstrom, Public Policy Institute of California [Presentation]PDF logo

Economic Recovery and Self-Employment: The Role of Older Americans
Presenting author: Brian Hill, Salisbury University (Coauthors: Amelia Biehl, University of Michigan-Flint; Tami Gurley-Calvez, West Virginia University) [Presentation]PDF logo

A Theory of University Start-ups and Local Employment
Presenting author: Richard Jensen, University of Notre Dame (Coauthor: Erika Damsgaard, Stockholm Research Institute for Industrial Economics) [Presentation]PDF logo

Session B: Small Business Financing
Session chair: Neil Bhutta, Economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors [Presentation]PDF logo
Moderator: Sibyl Slade, Community and Economic Development Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Perceived Competence and Credit Access of SMEs: Can Trust Change the Rules of the Game?
Presenting author: Andrea Moro, The Open University Business School (Coauthor: Matthias Fink, Vienna University of Economics and Business) [Presentation]PDF logo

Financing the Emerging Firm
Presenting author: William B. Gartner, Clemson University (Coauthors: John C. Alexander and Casey J. Frid, Clemson University) [Presentation]PDF logo

How Does Personal Bankruptcy Law Affect Start-ups?
Presenting author: María Fabiana Penas, Tilburg University (Coauthor: Geraldo Cerqueiro, Universidade Católica Portuguesa) [Presentation]PDF logo

The Effects of Environmental Uncertainty on Young and Small Businesses
Presenting author: Joel West, San Jose State University (Coauthor: Paul Drnevich, University of Alabama) [Presentation]PDF logo
11:15 Keynote address
Ginger Ehn Lew, Senior Counselor to the White House National Economic Council and the SBA Administrator
Noon Lunch and facilitated discussion
Closing and adjournment