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Jan 28

An Entrepreneurship and Development Symposium

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Cosponsored by George Mason University and The Heritage Foundation

 

~ AGENDA ~

8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ambassador Terry Miller
Director, Center for International Trade and Economics, The Heritage Foundation

 

9:20 a.m.
Panel 1 – Entrepreneurship: The KILLER APP for Sustainable Development

Erkko Autio, Ph.D.
Director, Doctoral Program, Imperial College London Business School

Steven Pearlstein
Business Columnist, The Washington Post

John Haltiwanger, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, University of Maryland

William Beach
Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation

10:45 a.m.
Panel 2 – Measuring the KILLER APP

Leora Klapper
Senior Financial Economist, The World Bank

Steve Crabtree
Contributing Writer, Gallup Corporation

Laszlo Szerb
Associate Professor of Business and Economics, University of Pécs, Hungary

Anthony Kim
Policy Analyst, Center for International Trade and Economics, The Heritage Foundation



12:00 p.m.
Lunch – The Global Entrepreneurial and Development Index

Zoltan J. Acs, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Economics, George Mason University
on “GEDI: A Tool for the 21st Century”



1:15 p.m.
Keynote Address

Roger Stough
Vice President for Research and Economic Development, George Mason University



1:45 p.m.
Panel 3 – Public Policy: Channeling the KILLER APP for Global Development

Zoltan J. Acs, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Economics, George Mason University

Sameeksha Desai
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Indiana University

David Audretsch
Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University

Jim Blasingame
Host, The Small Business Advocate (Moderator)



3:00 p.m.
Conference Wrap-Up

Jack Goldstone
Director, Center for Global Policy, George Mason University
on “Getting to 2050: Population, Cities and Entrepreneurship”

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