Entrepreneurship Professor to Present D.C. Talk on Formation of New Businesses
February 29, 2016
Contact: University Relations
The growing complexities of the global economy—and the ways those intricate systems work for or against the formation of new business, large and small—will be addressed by David Lingelbach, assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, when he serves on a panel discussion at the upcoming 32nd Annual National Association of Business Economics Economy Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
Lingelbach will join fellow scholars Chris Jackson, research assistant for Small Business Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and Holly Wade, director of Research and Policy Analysis for the NFIB Foundation for the panel, entitled "Policies to Promote New Business Formation."
The conference will be held March 6-8 at the Capital Hilton in Washington.
Lingelbach said the panel is designed to elucidate policymakers, business experts and market analysts on the links between highly sophisticated global systems and the processes that encourage or discourage the creation of new business.
"Policies to promote startups should focus on high-growth firms and deemphasize support for generic startups," Lingelbach said. "High-growth firms live in vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems. Public policy can promote these uncommon types of startups by improving their access to finance, helping to fund public-private 'entrepreneurial enablers' that promote ecosystems, and, in disadvantaged communities, focusing on more effective public-private collaboration at the local level. At least, that’s what international evidence has suggested so far."
The NABE Economic Policy Conference is the premier national event addressing issues at the nexus of economics, business, and policy. This year's theme, "Policy Challenges in an Interconnected World," will explore the tests for political and business leaders as they guide their countries and companies through an increasingly complex maze of global challenges marked by demographic shifts, political change, technological advances, and deeper trade linkages. The event will be attended by hundreds of corporate economists, business leaders and top policymakers.
Learn more about Prof. Lingelbach and entrepreneurship at the University of Baltimore.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.