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Title:In search of the marginal entrepreneur: Benchmarking regulatory frameworks in their effect on entrepreneurship PDF Logo
Authors:Hagedorn, Hendrik
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Labor Market and Entrepreneurs: Empirical Studies B8-V2
Abstract:This paper develops a benchmarking method in order to assess how legal and regulatory frameworks provide adequate incentives for entrepreneurship. The analysis is based on a dataset that combines individual data on entrepreneurship with indicators about the restrictiveness of regulations. The subjective aspect of entrepreneurial ventures is controlled for using a variable that captures the expectations of entrepreneurs regarding their businesses. This makes the marginal effect of regulation observable. Moreover, a distinction between different types of entrepreneurs allows to search for possible transmission channels of regulatory influences. The method is static and designed for cross-country comparisons and can be used to identify policy areas which are successfully applied in certain countries.
JEL:K00
C50
M13
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie

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