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Title Public policy and the economics of entrepreneurship / edited by Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Harvey S. Rosen
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xii, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents When bureaucrats meet entrepreneurs : the design of effective "public venture capital" programs / Josh Lerner -- The self-employed are less likely to have health insurance than wage earners. So what? / Craig William Perry and Harvey S. Rosen -- Business formation and the deregulation of the banking industry / Sandra E. Black and Philip E. Strahan -- Public policy and innovation in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry / Frank R. Lichtenberg -- Dimensions of nonprofit entrepreneurship : an exploratory essay / Joseph J. Cordes, C. Eugene Steuerle, and Eric Twombly -- Does business ownership provide a source of upward mobility for Blacks and Hispanics? / Robert W. Fairlie -- Entrepreneurial activity and wealth inequality : a historical perspective / Carolyn M. Moehling and Richard H. Steckel
Summary This groundbreaking collection of essays by leading economists examines different aspects of entrepreneurship and its relation to public policy. Entrepreneurship has been a subject of much recent discussion among academics and policymakers because of the belief that it invigorates the economy--producing greater productivity, more jobs, and higher economic growth. President George W. Bush promoted his economic plan by pointing to its encouragement of entrepreneurship. Yet, despite its importance, the topic of entrepreneurship is underrepresented in the economics literature. The contributors to Public Policy and the Economics of Entrepreneurship examine different aspects of entrepreneurship and its relation to public policy to help us reach a better understanding of the economic role of entrepreneurs. The contributors, all prominent economists, first consider what policies effectively encourage entrepreneurship, discussing a possible role for government in venture capital markets, the effect of the tax code's subsidy of health insurance for the self-employed, and the impact of banking deregulation on entrepreneurial activity. Two contributors then examine entrepreneurship in "unexpected places"--Not small businesses, but large pharmaceutical firms and nonprofit organizations. The final essays explore the effect of entrepreneurship on inequality, looking at statistical evidence of upward mobility for self-employed blacks and Hispanics and discussing the effect on entrepreneurial activity of policies to reduce wealth inequality. The contributors hope, by offering a rigorous economic examination of entrepreneurship, to foster better public policies that encourage and support entrepreneurial activity
Analysis ECONOMICS/General
Notes Papers presented at a conference held at Syracuse University in April 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject University of South Alabama
Entrepreneurship -- Congresses
Entrepreneurship -- Government policy -- United States
Small business -- Government policy -- United States
Income distribution -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship -- Government policy
Income distribution
Small business -- Government policy
Klein- und Mittelbetrieb
Öffentliche Ordnung
Economische aspecten.
United States
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Syracuse (NY, 2001)
Form Electronic book
Author Holtz-Eakin, Douglas
Rosen, Harvey S
LC no. 2003053963
ISBN 9780262275606