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Behind the Gate Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training


Robert W. Fairlie


University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics

Dean S. Karlan


Yale University; Innovations for Poverty Action; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Jonathan Zinman


Dartmouth College; Innovations for Poverty Action; Jameel Poverty Action Lab; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

February 2012

NBER Working Paper No. w17804

Abstract:     
Various theories of market failures and targeting motivate the promotion of entrepreneurship training programs throughout the world. Using data from the largest randomized control trial ever conducted on entrepreneurship training, we examine the validity of such motivations and find that training does not have strong effects (in either relative or absolute terms) on those most likely to face credit or human capital constraints, or labor market discrimination. On the other hand, training does have a relatively strong short-run effect on business ownership for those unemployed at baseline, but not at other horizons or for other outcomes. On average, training increases short-run business ownership and employment, but there is no evidence of broader or longer-run effects on business ownership, business performance or broader outcomes.

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Date posted: February 3, 2012  

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Fairlie, Robert W. and Karlan, Dean S. and Zinman, Jonathan, Behind the Gate Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training (February 2012). NBER Working Paper No. w17804. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1998602

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Robert W. Fairlie (Contact Author)
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics ( email )
Department of Economics
Engineering 2 Bldg.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States
831-459-3332 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://econ.ucsc.edu/~fairlie/
Dean S. Karlan
Yale University ( email )
Box 208269
New Haven, CT 06520-8269
United States
Innovations for Poverty Action ( email )
New Haven, CT
United States
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab ( email )
E60-246
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Jonathan Zinman
Dartmouth College ( email )
Hanover, NH 03755
United States
603-646-0075 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~jzinman/
Innovations for Poverty Action
New Haven, CT
United States
Jameel Poverty Action Lab
E60-246
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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