Frank M. Fossen

University of Nevada, Reno

Associate Professor

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

United States

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Research Fellow

Mohrenstraße 58

Berlin, 10117

Germany

http://www.diw.de/en

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

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (24)

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
Downloads 157 (155,415)
Citation 4

Abstract:

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
Downloads 133 (178,612)
Citation 4

Abstract:

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
Downloads 35 (381,849)
Citation 4

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, personality, Big Five, risk aversion, locus of control

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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
Downloads 146 (159,654)
Citation 27

Abstract:

risk attitudes, entrepreneurship, self-employment

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
Downloads 74 (268,861)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 55 (315,160)

Abstract:

Personal Bankruptcy Law, Insolvency, Entrepreneurship, Fresh Start

4.

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
Downloads 125 (170,030)
Citation 3

Abstract:

taxation, entrepreneurship, natural experiment, difference-in-difference-indifference

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
Downloads 50 (330,150)
Citation 11

Abstract:

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
Downloads 43 (352,544)
Citation 11

Abstract:

Entrepreneurship, Risk Attitudes, Survival and Failure

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
Downloads 34 (385,956)
Citation 2

Abstract:

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
Downloads 32 (394,233)
Citation 2

Abstract:

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
Downloads 12 (502,755)
Citation 2

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, trust, reciprocity

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
Downloads 74 (268,861)
Citation 3

Abstract:

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
Downloads 2 (558,055)
Citation 3

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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 64 (254,171)
Citation 1

Abstract:

income taxation, capital taxation, financial structure, leverage, matching

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)
Downloads 48 (336,399)

Abstract:

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)
Downloads 12 (502,755)

Abstract:

financial crisis, contagion, credit rationing, relationship lending, investment

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
Downloads 35 (381,849)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 15 (485,325)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 10 (513,992)

Abstract:

health insurance, entrepreneurship lock, self-employment

11.

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
Downloads 56 (288,166)
Citation 1

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, self-employment, risk aversion, gender differential, Nonlinear Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition

12.

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
Downloads 52 (302,802)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Entrepreneurship, income taxation, risk, tax reform 2000, flat tax

13.

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
Downloads 50 (297,746)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Entrepreneurship, Risk, Returns to Self-Employment, Taxation

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 J. M. Büttner
University of Nevada, Reno and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 22 (444,953)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 14 (491,250)

Abstract:

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 J. M. Büttner
University of Nevada, Reno and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 10 (513,992)

Abstract:

returns to education, opportunity, necessity, entrepreneurship

15.

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
Downloads 40 (339,777)

Abstract:

Gewerbesteuer, lokale Unternehmensteuern, Personenunternehmen, freie Berufe, Unternehmensteuerreform 2008, Mikrosimulation

16.

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
Downloads 35 (324,874)

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, gender gap, personality, decomposition analysis

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)
Downloads 22 (444,953)

Abstract:

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)
Downloads 8 (524,829)

Abstract:

Local business tax, corporate tax, tax responsiveness, tax-rate elasticity

18.

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
Downloads 30 (346,080)

Abstract:

public debt, tax and spending competition, municipality data, spatial interactions, spatial panel estimation

19.

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)
Downloads 27 (381,015)

Abstract:

University Enrollment, Income Taxation, Flat Tax, Income Risk, Risk Aversion

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)
Downloads 19 (462,374)

Abstract:

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)
Downloads 7 (530,105)

Abstract:

educational choice, stated preferences, revealed preferences, risk aversion, time preference

21.

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
Downloads 26 (388,952)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 25 (393,141)
Citation 1

Abstract:

precautionary saving, precautionary wealth, entrepreneurship

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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
Downloads 0 (425,888)

Abstract:

Entrepreneurship, new business formation, spatial spillovers, path dependency, persistence, spatial panel

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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
Downloads 0 (553,501)
Citation 1

Abstract: