The Impact of Entrepreneurship on the Balassa Index: A Panel Data Analysis for Western Europe and the USA (2000-2006)

14 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2009  

Date Written: November 30, 2009

Abstract

In the present paper it will be pointed out econometrically that entrepreneurial calibre improves Balassa index. The contribution of this paper is that a new method to estimate entrepreneurial calibre will be introduced. Data are annual and cover most Western European countries and the USA for the period 2000-2006. The estimation of the panel data model is made feasible through the Eviews software package. Finally, entrepreneurship, as in this paper estimated, is independent from either the country size, or sector size, or even firm size.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, trade, advertising-marketing, equation model with panel data, economic growth, stock price index, unemployment rate

JEL Classification: L26, L81, M3, C33, F43, G1, J6

Suggested Citation

Georgiou, Miltiades N., The Impact of Entrepreneurship on the Balassa Index: A Panel Data Analysis for Western Europe and the USA (2000-2006) (November 30, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1515850 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1515850

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