On Friday, January 27th, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) hosted leading entrepreneurship experts Dr. Robert Litan and Prof. John C. Haltiwanger for a discussion of the Census Bureau’s Business Formation Statistics for 2022. EIG analysis of the data reveals that the pandemic-era surge in early-stage startup activity held strong in the face of economic headwinds last year, providing optimism that the pandemic may have delivered a lasting, positive shock to American entrepreneurship—as well as several lingering questions.

Watch a full recording of the event:


Event Speakers

Robert E. Litan, PhD

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Brookings Institution

John Haltiwanger, PhD

University of Maryland-College Park

Event Moderators

DJ Nordquist