The Institutions of Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Panel Data
AbstractThis paper provides new evidence on the determinants of entrepreneurship across countries. The paper investigates the relationship between the institutional setting, in terms of economic freedom, and entrepreneurship, as measured by self-employment in a panel data setting covering 23 OECD countries and the time-period 1972-2002. The measure of economic freedom includes five aspects: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, and the regulation of credit, labour and business. The empirical findings show that a smaller government sector, better legal structure and security of property rights and less regulation of credit, labour and business tend to increase entrepreneurship.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The Ratio Institute in its series Ratio Working Papers with number 114.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 03 Jan 2008
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Publication status: Published in Public Choice, 2008, pages 269-282.
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entrepreneurship; self-employment; institutions; economic freedom;
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- Kristina Nyström, 2008. "The institutions of economic freedom and entrepreneurship: evidence from panel data," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 136(3), pages 269-282, September.
- M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
- O50 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General
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