IGL Winter Research Meeting - December 2017

We held the IGL Winter Research Meeting on Wednesday, 6 December 2017, co-hosted by the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

The IGL Winter Research Meeting was a forum for researchers to discuss design-stage, ongoing and completed academic research that uses experimental methods to improve our understanding of the drivers of innovation, entrepreneurship and growth, and potential interventions to accelerate these. 

PhD Workshop

We also hosted a PhD Workshop on the day before the Meeting, Tuesday, 5 December for PhD students interested in learning more about and doing experimental research in this field.

The day included an overview session on experimental research in the field, the opportunity to hear from policymakers working in this space on some of their key policy questions, a workshop, and a final keynote by David McKenzie.

Call for Abstracts is now closed

We invited researchers to submit abstracts for research to be presented at the Research Meeting. We welcomed empirical research that provides evidence on the best approaches to increase innovation, support high-growth entrepreneurship and accelerate business growth. More specifically, we encouraged abstracts on design-stage, ongoing and completed randomised controlled trials (RCTs), as well as abstracts for review papers synthesising evidence or drawing on generalizable lessons learned.

The IGL Research Meeting served as an opportunity to present and receive feedback on early-stage as well as ongoing or completed work.

We invited submissions of abstracts on the following themes: 

  • Science and innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and business growth

The call for abstracts is now closed.