Entrepreneurship among Baby Boomers Conference

On November 2, 2016, GFLEC’s Entrepreneurship among Baby Boomers Conference brought together experts from U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, AARP, and more to share their latest work on self-employment among older adults. The event took place at the George Washington University.



Research Presentations
Moderator: Elizabeth Isele, Founder and CEO, The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship, and Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, Babson College

Entrepreneurship among Baby Boomers: Recent Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study
Annamaria Lusardi, Academic Director, GFLEC
Dimitris Christelis, Fellow, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance, University of Naples Federico II
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New Evidence on Self-Employment Transitions among Older Americans
Michael Giandrea, Research Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Does Working for Oneself, not Others, Improve Older Adults’ Health? An Investigation on Health Impact of Self-Employment
Ting Zhang, Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore, and Associate Director, Jacob France Institute
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Panel Discussion: Policy and Program Implications for Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship Later in Life
Moderator: Derek Ozkal, Program Officer of Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

John Rollins, Founder, GW New Venture Competition, and Former Chairman and CEO, Aztech Software Corporation
Giuseppe Gramigna, Chief Economist, U.S. Small Business Administration
Donna V.S. Ortega, Program Manager, AARP Foundation


Annamaria Lusardi, Academic Director of GFLEC, and Kristen Burnell, Executive Director of GFLEC emceed the event.


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