Urban Economics and Entrepreneurship

44 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2009 Last revised: 29 Oct 2014

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Edward L. Glaeser

Harvard University - Department of Economics; Brookings Institution; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Stuart S. Rosenthal

Syracuse University - Department of Economics

William C. Strange

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Date Written: November 2009

Abstract

Research on entrepreneurship often examines the local dimensions of new business formation. The local environment influences the choices of entrepreneurs; entrepreneurial success influences the local economy. Yet modern urban economics has paid relatively little attention to entrepreneurs. This essay introduces a special issue of Journal of Urban Economics dedicated to the geography of entrepreneurship. The paper frames the core questions facing researchers interested in assessing the local causes and consequences of entrepreneurship, perturbs a core urban model to incorporate entrepreneurship, and concludes by offering an agenda for future work on the spatial aspects of entrepreneurship.

Suggested Citation

Glaeser, Edward L. and Rosenthal, Stuart S. and Strange, William C., Urban Economics and Entrepreneurship (November 2009). NBER Working Paper No. w15536. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1518742

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