Frank M. Fossen

University of Nevada, Reno

Associate Professor

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557-0030

United States

http://business.unr.edu/faculty/ffossen/

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/personnel/photos/index_html?key=2906

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Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1113
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 27 Mar 2011
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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Entrepreneurship, Personality, Big Five, Risk Aversion, Locus of Control

Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 25 May 2011
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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entrepreneurship, personality, big five, risk aversion, locus of control

Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5566
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 21 Mar 2011
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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entrepreneurship, personality, Big Five, risk aversion, locus of control

Opportunity Versus Necessity Entrepreneurship: Two Components of Business Creation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6854
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Mar 2018
Robert W. Fairlie and Frank M. Fossen
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Nevada, Reno
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entrepreneurship, opportunity, necessity, self-employment, business cycle

Opportunity versus Necessity Entrepreneurship: Two Components of Business Creation

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Discussion Paper No. 17-014
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Aug 2017
Robert W. Fairlie and Frank M. Fossen
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Nevada, Reno
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Opportunity versus Necessity Entrepreneurship: Two Components of Business Creation

SOEPpaper No. 959
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 11 May 2018
Robert W. Fairlie and Frank M. Fossen
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Nevada, Reno
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Opportunity Versus Necessity Entrepreneurship: Two Components of Business Creation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11258
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
Robert W. Fairlie and Frank M. Fossen
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Nevada, Reno
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opportunity entrepreneurship, necessity entrepreneurship, business creation, business cycle

Opportunity Versus Necessity Entrepreneurship: Two Components of Business Creation

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1723
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Mar 2018
Robert W. Fairlie and Frank M. Fossen
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Nevada, Reno
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Opportunity Versus Necessity Entrepreneurship: Two Components of Business Creation

Posted: 18 Jan 2018
Robert W. Fairlie and Frank M. Fossen
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Nevada, Reno

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entrepreneurship, opportunity, necessity, business cycle, self-employment, business creation

Personal Bankruptcy Law, Wealth and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Evidence from the Introduction of a 'Fresh Start'

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5459
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 31 Jan 2011
Frank M. Fossen
University of Nevada, Reno
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personal bankruptcy law, insolvency, entrepreneurship, fresh start

Personal Bankruptcy Law, Wealth and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Evidence from the Introduction of a 'Fresh Start'

SOEPpaper No. 358, DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1100
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 29 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2011
Frank M. Fossen
University of Nevada, Reno
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Personal Bankruptcy Law, Insolvency, Entrepreneurship, Fresh Start

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Risk Attitudes of Nascent Entrepreneurs: New Evidence from an Experimentally-Validated Survey

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2168
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Jun 2006
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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risk attitudes, entrepreneurship, self-employment

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Income Taxes and Entrepreneurial Choice: Empirical Evidence from Germany

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2164
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Jun 2006
Frank M. Fossen and Viktor Steiner
University of Nevada, Reno and Zentrum Fuer Europaeische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) - Center for European Economic Research
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taxation, entrepreneurship, natural experiment, difference-in-difference-indifference

Trust, Positive Reciprocity, and Negative Reciprocity: Do These Traits Impact Entrepreneurial Dynamics?

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1085
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Jan 2011
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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Entrepreneurship, trust, reciprocity

Trust, Positive Reciprocity, and Negative Reciprocity: Do These Traits Impact Entrepreneurial Dynamics?

SOEPpaper No. 348
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Jan 2011
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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Entrepreneurship, Trust, Reciprocity

Trust, Positive Reciprocity, and Negative Reciprocity: Do These Traits Impact Entrepreneurial Dynamics?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5370
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Dec 2010
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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entrepreneurship, trust, reciprocity

The Impact of Risk Attitudes on Entrepreneurial Survival

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3525
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Jun 2008
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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entrepreneurship, risk attitudes, survival and failure

The Impact of Risk Attitudes on Entrepreneurial Survival

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 798
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Jun 2009
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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Entrepreneurship, Risk Attitudes, Survival and Failure

From Financial to Real Economic Crisis: Evidence from Individual Firm-Bank Relationships in Germany

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1510
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 02 Oct 2015
Nadja Dwenger, Frank M. Fossen and Martin Simmler
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, University of Nevada, Reno and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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Financial crisis, contagion, credit rationing, relationship lending, investment

From Financial to Real Economic Crisis: Evidence from Individual Firm-Bank Relationships in Germany

Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business & Economics Discussion Paper No. 2015/28
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Oct 2015
Nadja Dwenger, Frank M. Fossen and Martin Simmler
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, University of Nevada, Reno and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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financial crisis, contagion, credit rationing, relationship lending, investment

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Differential Taxation and Firms' Financial Leverage: Evidence from the Introduction of a Flat Tax on Interest Income

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1190
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Feb 2012
Frank M. Fossen and Martin Simmler
University of Nevada, Reno and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Downloads 89 (296,517)
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income taxation, capital taxation, financial structure, leverage, matching

The Private Equity Premium Puzzle Revisited: New Evidence on the Role of Heterogeneous Risk Attitudes

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 839
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jul 2009
Frank M. Fossen
University of Nevada, Reno
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entrepreneurship, private equity, investment, risk aversion

The Private Equity Premium Puzzle Revisited - New Evidence on the Role of Heterogeneous Risk Attitudes

Economica, Vol. 78, Issue 312, pp. 656-675, 2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Frank M. Fossen
University of Nevada, Reno
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Public Health Insurance and Entry into Self-Employment

Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business & Economics Discussion Paper No. 2015/4
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 29 Jan 2015
Frank M. Fossen and Johannes König
University of Nevada, Reno and Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Department of Business and Economics
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Health insurance, entrepreneurship lock, self-employment

Public Health Insurance and Entry into Self-Employment

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1446
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Feb 2015
Frank M. Fossen and Johannes König
University of Nevada, Reno and Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Department of Business and Economics
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Health insurance, entrepreneurship lock, self-employment

Public Health Insurance and Entry into Self-Employment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8816
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Feb 2015
Frank M. Fossen and Johannes König
University of Nevada, Reno and Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Department of Business and Economics
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health insurance, entrepreneurship lock, self-employment

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Gender Differences in Entrepreneurial Choice and Risk Aversion: A Decomposition Based on a Microeconometric Model

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 936
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Nov 2009
Frank M. Fossen
University of Nevada, Reno
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, risk aversion, gender differential, Nonlinear Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition

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The Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship: Not Just a Matter of Personality

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4803
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Jun 2014
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno, Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften and University of Potsdam
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entrepreneurship, gender gap, personality, decomposition analysis

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Risky Earnings, Taxation and Entrepreneurial Choice: A Microeconometric Model for Germany

SOEPpaper No. 29
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Feb 2008
Frank M. Fossen
University of Nevada, Reno
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Entrepreneurship, Risk, Returns to Self-Employment, Taxation

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Would a Flat Tax Stimulate Entrepreneurship in Germany?: A Behavioural Microsimulation Analysis Allowing for Risk

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 773
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Apr 2008
Frank M. Fossen
University of Nevada, Reno
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Entrepreneurship, income taxation, risk, tax reform 2000, flat tax

The Returns to Education for Opportunity Entrepreneurs, Necessity Entrepreneurs and Paid Employees

SOEPpaper No. 482
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 15 Sep 2012
Frank M. Fossen and Tobias Büttner
University of Nevada, Reno and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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returns to education, opportunity, necessity, entrepreneurship

The Returns to Education for Opportunity Entrepreneurs, Necessity Entrepreneurs, and Paid Employees

Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business & Economics Discussion Paper No. 2012/19, DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1241
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2012
Frank M. Fossen and Tobias Buettner
University of Nevada, Reno and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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returns to education, opportunity, necessity, entrepreneurship

The Returns to Education for Opportunity Entrepreneurs, Necessity Entrepreneurs, and Paid Employees

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6819
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Frank M. Fossen and Tobias Büttner
University of Nevada, Reno and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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returns to education, opportunity, necessity, entrepreneurship

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Should Liberal Professionals and Farmers Be Liable to the German Local Business Tax? Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Analysis

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 761
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Jan 2008
Stefan Bach, Michael Broer and Frank M. Fossen
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and University of Nevada, Reno
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Gewerbesteuer, lokale Unternehmensteuern, Personenunternehmen, freie Berufe, Unternehmensteuerreform 2008, Mikrosimulation

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Entrepreneurial Spillovers Over Space and Time

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1618
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Nov 2016
Frank M. Fossen and Thorsten Martin
University of Nevada, Reno and University of Potsdam
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Entrepreneurship, new business formation, spatial spillovers, path dependency, persistence, spatial panel

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Race to the Debt Trap? - Spatial Econometric Evidence on Debt in German Municipalities

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1358
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2014
Frank M. Fossen, Ronny Freier and Thorsten Martin
University of Nevada, Reno, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and University of Potsdam
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public debt, tax and spending competition, municipality data, spatial interactions, spatial panel estimation

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The Tax-Rate Elasticity of Local Business Profits

Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business & Economics, Discussion Paper No. 28/2014, Economics
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Nov 2014
Frank M. Fossen and Viktor Steiner
University of Nevada, Reno and Free University of Berlin (FUB)
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local business tax, corporate tax, tax responsiveness, tax-rate elasticity

The Tax-Rate Elasticity of Local Business Profits

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1424
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Nov 2014
Frank M. Fossen and Viktor Steiner
University of Nevada, Reno and Free University of Berlin (FUB)
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Local business tax, corporate tax, tax responsiveness, tax-rate elasticity

Stated and Revealed Heterogeneous Risk Preferences in Educational Choice

Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business & Economics Discussion Paper No. 2014/3, DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1361
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2014
Frank M. Fossen and Daniela Glocker
University of Nevada, Reno and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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Educational choice, stated preferences, revealed preferences, risk aversion, time preference

Stated and Revealed Heterogeneous Risk Preferences in Educational Choice

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7950
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Feb 2014
Frank M. Fossen and Daniela Glocker
University of Nevada, Reno and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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educational choice, stated preferences, revealed preferences, risk aversion, time preference

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Expected Future Earnings, Taxation, and University Enrollment: A Microeconometric Model with Uncertainty

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 934
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Nov 2009
Frank M. Fossen and Daniela Glocker
University of Nevada, Reno and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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University Enrollment, Income Taxation, Flat Tax, Income Risk, Risk Aversion

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Risk Attitudes and Private Business Equity

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1209
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 May 2012
Frank M. Fossen
University of Nevada, Reno
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Entrepreneurship, risk aversion, portfolio choice

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Precautionary and Entrepreneurial Saving: New Evidence from German Households

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 920
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Oct 2009
Frank M. Fossen and Davud Rostam‐Afschar
University of Nevada, Reno and University of Hohenheim
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precautionary saving, precautionary wealth, entrepreneurship

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How Do Entrepreneurial Portfolios Respond to Income Taxation?

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1673
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jul 2017
University of Nevada, Reno, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, University of Hohenheim and Free University of Berlin (FUB)
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Taxation, entrepreneurship, portfolio choice, investment

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New Digital Technologies and Heterogeneous Employment and Wage Dynamics in the United States: Evidence from Individual-Level Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12242
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 May 2019
Frank M. Fossen and Alina Sorgner
University of Nevada, Reno and University of Jena
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digitalization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, employment stability, unemployment, wage dynamics

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How Do Entrepreneurial Portfolios Respond to Taxation?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6558
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Aug 2017
University of Nevada, Reno, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, University of Hohenheim and Free University of Berlin (FUB)
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taxation, entrepreneurship, portfolio choice, investment

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What Makes an Employer?

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1829 (2019)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Nov 2019
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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employer, entrepreneurship, business venturing, recruitment, firm growth, employment growth, personality

What Makes an Employer?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12742
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Nov 2019
Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen and Alexander Kritikos
University of Potsdam, University of Nevada, Reno and Europa-Universitaet Viadrina - Fakultat fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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employer, entrepreneurship, business venturing, recruitment, firm growth, employment growth, personality

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Entrepreneurship Over the Business Cycle in the United States: A Decomposition

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12499
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Aug 2019
Frank M. Fossen
University of Nevada, Reno
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entrepreneurship, business cycle, Great Recession, unemployment, opportunity, necessity, decomposition

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Defining Opportunity versus Necessity Entrepreneurship: Two Components of Business Creation

NBER Working Paper No. w26377
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2019
Robert W. Fairlie and Frank M. Fossen
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Nevada, Reno
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Precautionary and Entrepreneurial Savings: New Evidence from German Households

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 75, Issue 4, pp. 528-555, 2013
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Jul 2013
Frank M. Fossen and Davud Rostam‐Afschar
University of Nevada, Reno and University of Hohenheim
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