Public Policy and the Economics of Entrepreneurship

Posted: 4 Nov 2009

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Harvey S. Rosen

Princeton University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

The effects of entrepreneurship on a nationaleconomy are assumed to be widespread, influencing new products, prices,innovation, and productivity. Thus, a nation's policies toward the promotionof, or inhibition of, entrepreneurship are significant. This book is acompilation of papers from an April 2001 Syracuse University conference ofeconomists and addresses how public policy should promote entrepreneurship bylooking at the following main categories: Policies to Encourage EntrepreneurialActivity, Entrepreneurs in Unexpected Places, and Entrepreneurship andInequality. (AKP) Table of Contents When Bureaucrats Meet Entrepreneurs: The Design of Effective “Public VentureCapital” Programs, Josh Lerner The Self-Employed are Less Likely to have Health Insurance than WageEarners. So What? Craig William Perry and Harvey S. Rosen Business Formation and the Deregulation of the Banking Industry, SandraE. Black and Philip E. Strahan Public Policy and Innovation in the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry, FrankR. Lichtenberg Dimensions of Nonprofit Entrepreneurship: An Exploratory Essay, Joseph J.Cordes, C. Eugene Steuerle, and Eric Twombly Does Business Ownership Provide a Source of Upward Mobility for Blacks andHispanics? Robert W. Fairlie Entrepreneurial Activity and Wealth Inequality: A Historical Perspective,Carolyn M. Moehling and Richard H. Steckel

Keywords: Hispanic Americans, Venture capital, Deregulation, Pharmaceutical industry, Social entrepreneurship, Corporate entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurs, Inequality, Self-employment, Public policies, Economic policies, Banking industry, Minorities, African Americans, Not-for-profit organizations, Minorities, Health insurance, Wealth distribution

Suggested Citation

Holtz-Eakin, Douglas and Rosen, Harvey S., Public Policy and the Economics of Entrepreneurship (2004). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1496164

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Harvey S. Rosen

Princeton University - Department of Economics ( email )

001 Fisher Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Munich, DE-81679
Germany

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