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- Public Policy and the Economics of Entrepreneurship
- Douglas Holtz-Eakin
- 13 August 2017 Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Entrepreneurship Has Been A Subject Of Much Recent Discussion Among Academics Andpolicymakers Because Of The Belief That It Invigorates The Economy Producing Greaterproductivity, Jobs, And Higher Economic Growth President George W Bush Promoted His Economicplan By Pointing To Its Encouragement Of Entrepreneurship Yet, Despite Its Importance, The Topic Ofentrepreneurship Is Underrepresented In The Economics Literature The Contributors To Public Policyand The Economics Of Entrepreneurship Examine Different Aspects Of Entrepreneurship And Its Relationto Public Policy To Help Us Reach A Better Understanding Of The Economic Role Of Entrepreneurs.Thecontributors, All Prominent Economists, First Consider What Policies Effectively Encourageentrepreneurship, Discussing A Possible Role For Government In Venture Capital Markets, The Effectof The Tax Code S Subsidy Of Health Insurance For The Self Employed, And The Impact Of Bankingderegulation On Entrepreneurial Activity Two Contributors Then Examine Entrepreneurship In Unexpected Places Not Small Businesses, But Large Pharmaceutical Firms And Nonprofitorganizations The Final Essays Explore The Effect Of Entrepreneurship On Inequality, Looking Atstatistical Evidence Of Upward Mobility For Self Employed Blacks And Hispanics And Discussing Theeffect On Entrepreneurial Activity Of Policies To Reduce Wealth Inequality The Contributors Hope,by Offering A Rigorous Economic Examination Of Entrepreneurship, To Foster Better Public Policiesthat Encourage And Support Entrepreneurial Activity.