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Inclusive Growth for Entrepreneurs

What are the challenges for a more inclusive financial system for entrepreneurs? What insights can be drawn from behavioral economics and the experience of financial institutions and engaged entrepreneurs to overcome barriers to growth?

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Agenda

Hosted by: the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

Friday, February 28, 2014
8:45 a.m.– 2:40 p.m.

Venue: The Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 117th and 118th streets)
New York (directions and online map).

 

AGENDA

Please note that all symposium attendees should arrive by 9:00 AM. The program will begin at exactly 9:15 AM.

8:45 – 9:15 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:15 – 9:35 AM

Welcome Remarks and Introduction

Lew Kaden
Former Vice Chairman
Citigroup

Bruce Kogut
Professor and Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
Columbia Business School

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9:35 – 10:20 AM

Keynote Presentation

Sendhil Mullainathan 
Professor of Economics
Harvard University
Founder, ideas42

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10:20– 10:35 AM

Coffee Break

10:35 – 11:45 AM

Plenary discussion: What is the Challenge for Inclusive Growth?

Gita Johar (Chair)
Senior Vice Dean
Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business
Columbia Business School

Erick Brimen
Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President of Finance
CoFoundersLab

Kesha Cash '10
Director of Investments
JaliaVentures/Impact America

Tony Goland
Director
McKinsey & Company

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11:45 AM– 12:00 PM

Break

12:00 – 1:15 PM

Lunch and Keynote Plenary

Suresh Sundaresan (Chair)
Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions,
Columbia Business School

Noah Breslow
CEO
OnDeck

Tim Ferguson
Founder
Chair and Managing Partner
Next Street

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1:15 – 2:30 PM

Behavioral Motivations, Entrepreneurs, and Poverty

Emily Breza (Chair)
Assistant Professor
Columbia Business School
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Christopher Blattman
Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and of Political Science
Columbia University:
"Stimulating youth entrepreneurship in Africa: Experimental evidence from Liberia and Uganda"
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Ronnie Chatterji
Associate Professor
Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business:
"Credit cards and Entrepreneurs"
Slides here.


Amit Khandelwal
Gary Winnick & Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business
Columbia Business School:
"Soccer Balls, Hexagons, and Entrepreneurs"
Slides here.

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2:30 – 2:40 PM

Closing Remarks:

Bruce Kogut 
Professor and Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
Columbia Business School

Gita Johar
Senior Vice Dean
Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business
Columbia Business School

 

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Featured Research

Economists Aren’t As Nonpartisan As We Think
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Program Brochure

View the Bernstein Center brochure, Ethical Challenges in Business

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