RCEA Growth, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

September 20-21, 2019, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Keynote Speakers

John Haltiwagner

University of Maryland, College Park, NBER and IZA

Josh Lerner

Harvard Business School and NBER

With recent slowdown in economic growth, innovation and enterprneurship became one of the leading areas of economic and management research. Growth results from the effort of innovative entrepreneurs, with new technologies replacing old ones. This trend is expected to accelerate with adoption of artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning. The goal of the conference is to bring together leading researchers and policymakers to discuss and contribute to the understanding of issues related to economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship. We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy – oriented papers in all areas of economics and finance related to the overarching theme of the conference.