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Entrepreneurship and Development: Cause or Consequence?


Peter J. Boettke


George Mason University - Department of Economics

Christopher J. Coyne


George Mason University - Department of Economics

November 1, 2010

Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 67-88, 2003

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This paper discusses the inherent tension in the notion of entrepreneurship as developed by Ludwig von Mises and Israel Kirzner. Given that entrepreneurship is an omnipresent aspect of human action, it cannot also be the "cause" of economic development. Rather, for economic development to take place, certain institutions must be present in order for the entrepreneurial a spect of human action to flourish. After further developing this theoretical insight, an in-depth analysis of the institutions necessary for entrepreneurship are considered.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: Economic Development, Austrian Economics, Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: O10, B53, M13


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Date posted: March 10, 2006 ; Last revised: February 27, 2012

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Boettke, Peter J. and Coyne, Christopher J., Entrepreneurship and Development: Cause or Consequence? (November 1, 2010). Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 67-88, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=869770

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Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )
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