Genome-Wide Association Studies and the Genetics of Entrepreneurship
10 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Date Written: January 15, 2010
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
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