IWH Workshop on Entrepreneurship and the Labour Market
The Department of Structural Change and Productivity at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) - Member of the Leibniz Association is hosting a workshop on Entrepreneurship and the Labour Market to be held in Halle (Saale) on April 22-23, 2016.
The Department of Structural Change and Productivity at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is hosting a workshop on Entrepreneurship and the Labour Market to be held in Halle (Saale) on April 22-23, 2016.
The emergence and the evolution of new businesses are closely linked to the labour market. On the one hand, the labour market situation may influence the decision to start an own business. On the other hand, the emergence and performance of new firms may have considerable direct and indirect employment effects. This conference aims at enhancing our knowledge on such links.
For this conference, we welcome submissions of extended abstracts on the following topics (non-exclusive list):
- start-up decision and wages
- entrepreneurship and the local level of unemployment
- entrepreneurship and employment protection
- start-up decisions and the social security system
- solo entrepreneurship
- the labour demand of new firms
- indirect effect of new businesses on economic development
- firm performance before exit
- performance of start-ups across labour markets
Since many of these issues vary across space, a regional focus may be very appropriate. We are aiming at publishing selected contributions in a Special Issue of a scholarly journal, but there is no obligation to submit contributions to the journal.
A conference fee will not be charged. The IWH will provide accommodation and reimburses economy travel costs for participants with accepted papers up to 500 (1 000) Euro within (outside) Europe.