Kauffman Dissertation Executive Summary: 'The Impact of Regulation on Entrepreneurship and Innovation'

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program, 2011

14 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2013

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Erin Scott

MIT Sloan School of Management

Date Written: August 30, 2013

Abstract

While entrepreneurs are hailed as the key to innovation and growth, in industries where these benefits are most desired, government regulations may handicap entrepreneurs and dampen these benefits. Given the importance of both entrepreneurship and regulation to improving social outcomes, it is imperative for entrepreneurship scholars and policy makers to better understand these apparently countervailing forces of free entry and regulation. This work investigates the impact of regulations on competition, entry, and innovation (productivity) using the quasi-experimental properties of the U.S. bail bond industry. The results suggest it is possible to design regulations without inhibiting the benefits of entrepreneurship.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Entry Regulation, Firm Formation, Firm Productivity

JEL Classification: G38, K23,L10,L84, M13

Suggested Citation

Scott, Erin, Kauffman Dissertation Executive Summary: 'The Impact of Regulation on Entrepreneurship and Innovation' (August 30, 2013). Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program, 2011 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2334629 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2334629

Erin Scott (Contact Author)

MIT Sloan School of Management ( email )

Cambridge, 117592
United States

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