Financialization and Its Entrepreneurial Consequences

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper

20 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2011

Date Written: March 1, 2011


The U.S. financial sector expanded dramatically over the last hundred years in both relative and absolute terms. This expansion has had a number of causes and consequences, most of which can be lumped broadly under the heading of increased 'financialization' of the economy. This led, in part, to the financial crisis of 2008/2009. In this paper, however, we consider the implications of financialization for the structure of the U.S. economy, in particular for entrepreneurship.

Keywords: financial, financialization, crisis, economy, entrepreneurship, growth, financial crisis

Suggested Citation

Kedrosky, Paul and Stangler, Dane, Financialization and Its Entrepreneurial Consequences (March 1, 2011). Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper. Available at SSRN: or

Paul Kedrosky

SK Ventures ( email )

San Francisco, CA
United States

Dane Stangler (Contact Author)

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( email )

4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
United States
816-932-1044 (Phone)

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