2014 KESC

Kauffman Emerging Scholars Conference Agenda

October 9-11, 2014
#EmergingScholars

4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110


770 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

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 Thursday, October 9, 2014

 6:00 p.m. 

Cocktail Reception at the Plaza III Steakhouse
4749 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112
Maps will be provided at check-in – meet in the lobby of the Sheraton at 6:00 to walk over

 7:00 p.m. 

Dinner

 Friday, October 10, 2014

 7:30 a.m.

First shuttle leaves the Sheraton for the Kauffman Foundation

 7:45 a.m.

Second shuttle leaves the Sheraton for the Kauffman Foundation

 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet and Welcome (Town Square)
Welcome and Introductions, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
     Wendy Guilles, acting president and chief executive officer
     Dane Stangler, vice president, Research & Policy
     Robert Strom, director, Research & Policy

 9:00 a.m.  

Keynote Presentation (Town Square)
"How much does management matter?"
Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics, Stanford University and
     2014 Kauffman Prize Medal recipient

 10:00 a.m.

Break

 10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Session #1 (Troost Room)
Concurrent Session #2 (Kansas City Room)
Format: seven to eight presentations of eight minutes each, followed by roundtable discussion

 Noon

Lunch Buffet (Town Square)

 1:00 p.m.

From Theory to Policy Panel (Town Square)
Moderator: Jason Wiens, policy director, Kauffman Foundation
Presenter: William Kerr, professor of business administration, Harvard University, 2013 Kauffman
     Prize Medal recipient, and 2010 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellow
     "Firms and the Economics of Skilled Immigration"
Panel presentations: five minutes each followed by a moderated panel discussion

 3:00 p.m.

Break

 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session #3 (Troost Room)
Concurrent Session #4 (Kansas City Room)
Format: seven to eight presentations of eight minutes each, followed by roundtable discussion

 5:00 p.m.

Shuttles from the Kauffman Foundation to the Sheraton Suites

 6:00 p.m.

Social Event: Shuttles from the Sheraton Suites to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 6:30 p.m.

Reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails (7th floor)

 8:00 p.m.

National Acrobats of China, Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 Post-event

Shuttles from Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to the Sheraton Suites

 Saturday, October 11, 2014

 7:30 a.m.

First shuttle leaves the Sheraton for the Kauffman Foundation

 7:45 a.m.

Second shuttle leaves the Sheraton for the Kauffman Foundation

 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (Town Square)

 8:30 a.m.

Kauffman Plenary Session (Town Square)
     Dane Stangler, vice president
     Robert Strom, director
     E.J. Reedy, director
     Jonathan Willis, vice president and economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
     Alicia Robb, senior research fellow
     Jason Wiens, policy director
     Yasuyuki Motoyama, senior scholar
     Jordan Bell-Masterson, analyst
     Mindee Forman, Emerging Scholars liaison
Format: nine presentations of three to five minutes each, followed by poster session–style discussion

 9:45 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session #5 (Troost Room)
Concurrent Session #6 (Kansas City Room)
Format: eight presentations of eight minutes each, followed by roundtable discussion

 Noon

Boxed lunch and shuttles from the Kauffman Foundation to the airport


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