Unemployment Benefits Crowd Out Nascent Entrepreneurial Activity

12 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2008

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Philipp Koellinger

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Maria Minniti

Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management

Date Written: 25 2008 3,

Abstract

Analyzing a cross-country panel of 16 OECD countries from 2002 to 2005, we find that higher unemployment benefits crowd out nascent entrepreneurial activity. Our results hold regardless of entrepreneurial motivation (necessity or opportunity) and entrepreneurial type (imitative or innovative).

Keywords: entrepreneurship, business startups, unemployment benefits

JEL Classification: M13, O32, M, J65

Suggested Citation

Koellinger, Philipp and Minniti, Maria, Unemployment Benefits Crowd Out Nascent Entrepreneurial Activity (25 2008 3,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2008-012-ORG. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1117789

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Maria Minniti

Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management ( email )

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Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
United States

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