Based on various data sources, the workshop will examine the economic and psychological situation of the self-employed three years after the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Next to analyzing the immediate impact of the crisis, the workshop will address the adjustment measures taken by the self-employed and the long-term consequences. Possible research questions include what strategies the self-employed have adopted to cope with the crisis, what changes have occurred in employment biographies, and which implications the crisis might have on the choice of self-employment as a form of employment in the future.
The workshop is funded by the Society of Friends of DIW Berlin (VdF).
18 January 2023
|14:00-14:15||Welcome Address by Alexander S. Kritikos|
|14:15-15:00||Roy Thurik (Montpellier Business School) | COVID-19, entrepreneurs' well-being and burnout, and recovery experiences|
|15:00-15:45||Daniel Graeber (DIW Berlin) | Entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic – monetary and non-monetary costs|
|16:15-17:00||Miriam Gnad (Trier University) | Changes in entrepreneurial well-being and motivation: Effects on time and monetary investments in self-employment|
|17:00-17:45||Diemo Urbig (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) | Economic adjustment strategies of self-employed individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic: The case of complimentary paid jobs|
19 January 2023
|09:30-10:15||Vincent Rost (ZEW Mannheim) | Digitalization and resilience among solo self-employed during the COVID-19 pandemic|
|10:15-11:00||Caroline Stiel (DIW Berlin) | German financial state aid during COVID-19 pandemic: Higher impact among digitalized self-employed|