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Entrepreneurial Efficiency: Theory

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  • KATSUYA TAKII

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This paper models firms' entrepreneurial ability according to their ability to predict changes in productivity (i.e., their prediction ability), and derives an aggregate production function as a result of entrepreneurship. An increase in firms' prediction ability improves allocative efficiency in a competitive economy, but can reduce it when opportunities are distorted. It is shown that prediction ability can aggravate distortions in the presence of political risk. Because efficiency affects the total factor productivity (TFP) of an economy, the model can explain how entrepreneurship influences TFP.

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Article provided by Japanese Economic Association in its journal Japanese Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 62 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (06)
Pages: 196-214

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jecrev:v:62:y:2011:i:2:p:196-214

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Cited by:
  1. Katsuya Takii, 2004. "Fiscal Policy and Entrepreneurship," Macroeconomics 0406006, EconWPA.
  2. Katsuya Takii, 2008. "Entrepreneurial Competition and Its Impact on the Aggregate Economy," OSIPP Discussion Paper 08E010, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.
  3. Katsuya Takii, 2004. "Entrepreneurial Efficiency: An Empirical Framework and Evidence," Macroeconomics 0411006, EconWPA.

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