Firm age, investment opportunities, and job creation

Manuel Adelino, Song Ma, David Robinson, 12 February 2014

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Economists have long been concerned with understanding how firms respond to changing investment opportunities. Indeed, this question is central to ongoing policy discussions about economic growth and job creation, since the way firms create jobs is by increasing investment and employment in response to new economic opportunities.

Topics: Financial markets, Labour markets, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: employment, entrepreneurship, firm age, growth, job creation, US

Social and economic effects of return migration to Egypt

Simone Bertoli, Francesca Marchetta, 4 October 2013

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A number of demographic, social, and economic factors constitute 'irresistible forces' that are contributing to the rise of the scale of international migration (Pritchett, 2006). The economic literature has not yet fully explored the wise array of effects this phenomenon can have on migrants’ countries of origin.

Topics: Migration
Tags: entrepreneurship, fertility, migration

Finance and Poverty: Evidence from India

Meghana Ayyagari, Thorsten Beck, Mohammad Hoseini, 2 June 2013

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Topics: Development, Financial markets, Migration, Poverty and income inequality
Tags: entrepreneurship, India, poverty alleviation

The origins of entrepreneurship and innovation clusters

Aaron Chatterji, Edward Glaeser, William Kerr, 4 June 2013

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For decades, the conventional wisdom among local officials pursuing employment growth was to attract a large firm to relocate. ‘Smokestack chasing’ often leads to zero-sum games where regional governments bid against each other to provide substantial incentives to large companies making location choice decisions (e.g. Greenstone et al. 2010).

Topics: Industrial organisation
Tags: entrepreneurship, innovation

What explains gender differences in India? What can be done to promote shared prosperity?

Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr, Stephen D O'Connell, 22 February 2013

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Despite rapid economic growth during the last two decades, gender disparities remain deep and persistent in India (e.g. Duflo 2012, World Bank 2012). The UN Gender Inequality Index ranks India below several sub-Saharan African countries, and the World Economic Forum ranks India 113 out of 135 countries in its Global Gender Gap Report (Hausmann, Tyson and Zahidi 2011).

Topics: Development, Gender
Tags: Business, entrepreneurship, gender, India

Do return migrants need their social capital for entrepreneurship?

Yves Zenou, Jackline Wahba, 19 August 2012

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What makes an entrepreneur? This question has been the focus of few previous studies. The rather small body of literature on this issue has put forward the importance of financial constraints in becoming an entrepreneur. Access to credit is seen as a major obstacle for entrepreneurship (e.g. Banerjee and Newman 1983).

Topics: Development, Migration
Tags: Egypt, entrepreneurship, migration, social capital

Why do entrepreneurs locate where they do?

Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr, Stephen D O'Connell, 26 February 2012

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Topics: Productivity and Innovation
Tags: entrepreneurship, India

What drives women out of entrepreneurship? The joint role of testosterone and culture

Luigi Guiso, Aldo Rustichini, 17 January 2011

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Topics: Frontiers of economic research, Labour markets, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: digit ratio, entrepreneurial ability, entrepreneurship, testosterone and women's emancipation

Entrepreneurial finance and public policy

William Kerr, Ramana Nanda, 27 April 2010

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The process of “creative destruction”, whereby entrepreneurs with new ideas and methods of production displace less efficient incumbents, is believed to play a critical role in driving productivity growth in the economy. High-profile entrepreneurs create and commercialise new technologies such as automobiles and semiconductors – major innovations that spawn new industries.

Topics: Productivity and Innovation
Tags: entrepreneurship, picking winners, subsidy

Policies to encourage entrepreneurship

Josh Lerner interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 12 Mar 2010

Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School talks to Vox about the policies that governments employ to encourage venture capital and entrepreneurial activity, drawing on the findings in his book, Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed – and What to Do About It. The interview was recorded in London in January 2010.

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Topics: Productivity and Innovation
Tags: entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital

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