Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, 1018 EJ Amsterdam Notice: Early morning Entrance is around the corner on Nieuwe Keizersgracht 1, 1018 DR Amsterdam)Netherlands

8th Tinbergen Institute Conference, 2013


The Workshop brings together researchers interested in studying entrepreneurship related to (occupational) choice, entrepreneurial behaviour, incentives to promote entrepreneurship, relevant program evaluations, entrepreneurship & institutions, the management of entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurship & (venture) capital, entrepreneurship & regions, theory of the firm, etc.


The scientific committee had the luxury to select this programme from more than a hundred qualified submissions. We are pleased with the result and the apparent enthusiasm for the topic. Please find the Final version of the programme here. Please be aware that the programme will continue to be updated until the start of the conference and that you are advised to check the conference website regularly.

Keynote speakers

  • Thomas F. Hellmann (Sauder School of Business – University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • William Kerr (Harvard Business School, United States)

hellmanThomasThomas F. Hellman is currently a B.I. Ghert Family Foundation Professor in Finance and Policy Professor at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. For more information visit his personal website.         William KerrWilliam Kerr is an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. Professor Kerr’s research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. One research strand examines the role of immigrant scientists and entrepreneurs in US technology development and commercialization, as well as the subsequent diffusion of new innovations to the immigrants’ home countries. A second research strand considers agglomeration and entrepreneurship, with special interest in how government policies aid or hinder the entry of new firms, cluster formation, and growth. A final interest area is entrepreneurial finance and angel investments. He is a Research Fellow of the NBER and Bank of Finland, has received several awards for his research papers, and serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals. Kerr received his PhD in Economics from MIT and his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. For more information visit his personal website.

Committee members

  • Morten Bennedsen (INSEAD )
  • Luigi Guiso (Einadi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR)
  • Hans Hvide (University of Bergen and IZA)
  • Mirjam van Praag (TI, University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship)
  • Peter Thompson (Goizueta Business School – Emory University)
  • Roy Thurik (TI, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship)



The conference will take place in the Poesjkin Zaal (on the second floor) at the Hermitage Museum. Please notice:  early in the morning the conference entrance is located around the corner on the Nieuwe Keizersgracht 1 (search for the street ‘Schaduwkade’ on Googlemaps). The room will be equipped with a projector and laptop for presentation slides. Participants will also have access to Wi-Fi in the conference room. Details will be provided on the day.

Amstel 51
1018 DR Amsterdam

Registration CLOSED

If you have any inquires about the registration for this meeting, please email Nadine Clarke, CEPR’s Events Manager.


For participants whose accommodation costs are covered by the organisers, please be reminded that incidental expenses such as the mini-bar, laundry, telephone, Internet or any other service offered by the hotel are not covered and should be settled with the hotel directly.


The most convenient airport to fly to is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. From the airport, the city centre is 15 minutes by train (The train station is underneath Schiphol Airport). From Amsterdam Central Station participants can take tramline 4 or 9 to stop Rembrandtplein for the hotel or tramline 9 to the following stop Waterlooplein for the conference venue. To get to the conference venue from the station, participants can also take the Metro, which is 2 stops to Waterlooplein (lines 51, 53 or 54). Please consult the map (or interactive link) at the end of this document for more detailed directions. The hotel is situated within walking distance from the Hermitage. Please consult this interactive link  for more detailed directions. The Schiller hotel and the Caransa hotel (funded accommodation) are situated within walking distance from the Hermitage. Please consult this link for directions.


Breakfast should be taken at the hotel. Coffee and thee on arrival and Lunch and refreshments during the day will be provided at the conference venue during the breaks in the programme. The conference dinner will take place on Friday evening 15 November, at the Academische Club, starting with drinks from 6 pm and dinner at 7 pm. The restaurant is a 20-minute walk from the conference venue. Please consult the map at the end of this document for further details: De Academische Club Oudezijds Achterburgwal 235 1012 DL Amsterdam Any dietary requirements can only be accommodated if indicated in advance.

Local Organization

Christina Månsson, Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam

This workshop is a joint effort of  Tinbergen Institute (contact persons Professor Mirjam van Praag (University of Amsterdam) and Professor Roy Thurik (Erasmus University Rotterdam),  and CEPR (contact person Professor Andrea Prat).

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