Program: Labour Market Rigidities, Human Capital and Innovation

Hosted by: The Swedish Agency of Growth Policy Analysis /
The Office of Science and Innovation Office at the Swedish Embassy to the US

Venue: Swedish Embassy / House of Sweden, Washington DC.

Monday 21st of October

15.00 – Labor Market Rigidities, Human Capital and Innovation in a Globalized World
– American and Swedish experiences
Keynote speaker 1: Professor Roger Stough, George Mason University, will speak on
“Globalization and the Entrepreneurial University”
Keynote speaker 2: Professor em Gunnar Eliasson, Royal Institute of Technology and
Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, will speak on “Labor Market Rigidities, Higher
Education and Innovation: some Swedish Experiences”
Discussion lead by Professor Pontus Braunerhjelm, MD Swedish
Entrepreneurship Forum and Professor at Royal Institute of Technology
16.30 – Reception at House of Sweden

 

Tuseday 22nd of October

9.00 – 9.15 Opening
Pontus Braunerhjelm, MD Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Professor at Royal Institute
of Technology
Rolf Höjier, Head of Office, Agency of Growth Policy Analysis & Office of Science & Innovation
9.15 – 10.15
Paper 1: Simulation of Minimum Wage Increases in Three States Using the Business Size
Insight Module (BSIM) (Michel Chow)
Paper 2: National Systems of Entrepreneurship (Zoltan Acs)
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee
10.45 – 11.45
Paper 3: Human Capital and Self-employment Propensity (Johan Klaesson and Johan P
Larsson)
Paper 4: Labor mobility and innovation: The case of Sweden (Pontus Braunerhjelm, Ding Ding
and Per Thulin)
11.45 – 13.00 LUNCH
13.00 – 14.00
Paper 5: Scientist Entrepreneurship in Scientific Fields (David Audretsch, Sameeksha Desai
and Venkata Nadella)
Paper 6: Higher Education, Productivity, and Productivity Spillovers (Johan Eklund, Lars
Pettersson and Peter Karlsson)
14.00-14.45 Coffee
14.45-15.45
Paper 7: Emerging Industry Innovations: A 3-Dimensional Analysis Based on Inventor
Technology-Geography Networks (Snehal Awate and Ram Mudambi)
Paper 8: Spatial Sorting of Human Capital – a Study of University Graduates (Martin Andersson
and Lina Ahlin)
15.45 – 17.00
James Albrecht and Gunnar Eliasson introduce a discussion on: The role of the labor market
and education in the allocation of human capital and the business firm as a “ technical
university

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