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On the simultaneity bias in the relationship between risk attitudes, entry into entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial survival


  • Matthias Brachert
  • Walter Hyll
  • Mirko Titze


We consider the simultaneity bias when examining the effect of individual risk attitudes on entrepreneurship. We demonstrate that entry into self-employment is related to changes in risk attitudes. We further show that these changes are correlated with the probability to remain in entrepreneurship.

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  • Matthias Brachert & Walter Hyll & Mirko Titze, 2017. "On the simultaneity bias in the relationship between risk attitudes, entry into entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial survival," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(7), pages 477-480, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:24:y:2017:i:7:p:477-480
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2016.1203056

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    1. Tausch, Franziska & Zumbuehl, Maria, 2018. "Stability of risk attitudes and media coverage of economic news," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 150(C), pages 295-310.
    2. Diemo Urbig & Werner Bönte & Vivien D. Procher & Sandro Lombardo, 2020. "Entrepreneurs embrace competition: evidence from a lab-in-the-field study," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 55(1), pages 193-214, June.
    3. Matthias Brachert & Walter Hyll & Abdolkarim Sadrieh, 2020. "Entry into self-employment and individuals’ risk-taking propensities," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 55(4), pages 1057-1074, December.

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