Call for Applications - NBER Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp 2021
The NBER will host the 14th Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp (ERBC) in 2021. This intensive workshop provides an introduction to the leading research topics in the economics of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance. The workshop is sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Program: The program will feature a 3-hour lecture taught each day by an experienced and active researcher specializing in the topic of interest. In recent years, speakers have included Shai Bernstein (Stanford), Nick Bloom (Stanford), John Haltiwanger (Maryland), Yael Hochberg (Rice), Petra Moser (NYU), Bill Kerr (Harvard), Josh Lerner (Harvard), David Robinson (Duke), Rafaella Sadun (HBS), Antoinette Schoar (MIT) and Scott Stern (MIT).
For Whom: The boot camp is meant to promote research interest in the areas of entrepreneurship economics and/or entrepreneurial finance. It is particularly well suited for PhD students in strategy, economics, and finance, who are either considering, or already doing, research in these areas. Participants must have completed their first year of PhD course work by June 2021. They are expected to carefully prepare by reading a syllabus of over 50 papers prior to the boot camp. Participation is free and but is restricted to admitted applicants – no auditors will be admitted.
Application: Applicants will be selected on a competitive basis. Each applicant should submit the following items:
- A cover letter that includes complete contact information, as well as the name of a recommendation letter writer.
- A curriculum vitae and a list of all current and completed PhD courses.
- A two-page essay that explains why the applicant wants to attend the boot camp. This should include a brief description of the applicant’s current and future research direction.
- One letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current or former PhD advisor. Letters of recommendation should be short (no more than 2 pages). They will be treated confidentially and can be sent separately from the application.
The application package (possibly excluding the recommendation letter) should be assembled into a single pdf and uploaded here:
Applicants should enter their name as the “topic of work” on this form.
Letters of recommendation, when submitted separately, should be sent to Brett Maranjian firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.
Acceptance decisions will be made in early May.