Genome-Wide Association Studies and the Genetics of Entrepreneurship

10 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010

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Matthijs J. H. M. van der Loos

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Applied Economics; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)

Philipp Koellinger

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Patrick J. F. Groenen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Roy Thurik

Montpellier Business School; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics (CASBEC); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); EIM Netherlands - Business and Policy Research; Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: January 15, 2010

Abstract

We are currently investigating genetic influences on self-employment in an international research consortium using genome-wide association studies (GWAS). By meta-analysing results from numerous independent samples we address identification issues arising from multiple testing. To our knowledge, this is the earliest attempt to apply GWAS to an economic outcome of a relatively general nature. Our study will reveal potentials and limitations of this approach for economic research.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, genetics

JEL Classification: M, J24, M13, L26, O32

Suggested Citation

van der Loos, Matthijs J. H. M. and Koellinger, Philipp and Groenen, Patrick J. F. and Thurik, Roy, Genome-Wide Association Studies and the Genetics of Entrepreneurship (January 15, 2010). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2010-004-ORG. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1538729

Matthijs J. H. M. Van der Loos (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Applied Economics ( email )

Netherlands

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
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Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) ( email )

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3000 DR Rotterdam, NL 3062 PA
Netherlands

Philipp Koellinger

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, ND North Holland 1081 HV
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.philipp-koellinger.com

Patrick J. F. Groenen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam, NL 3062 PA
Netherlands

Roy Thurik

Montpellier Business School

France

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics (CASBEC) ( email )

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands
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Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )

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Tinbergen Institute ( email )

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