The Returns to Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Matched Person-Firm Data

Mirjam Van Praag, Arvid Raknerud

    Publikation: Working paperForskning

    Abstrakt

    Empirical studies show low pecuniary returns of switching from wage employment to entrepreneurship. We reconsider the pecuniary gains of this switching by employing a two-stage procedure, where the randomness in the timing of inheritance transfers is used as an exclusion restriction to identify causal effects. The model is estimated on data covering the whole Norwegian population of individuals matched to the entire population of firms established in the period 2002-2011. The results indicate that the average returns to entrepreneurship are significantly negative for individuals entering entrepreneurship through self-employment and modest, but significantly positive, for incorporated startups.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Udgivelses stedBonn
    UdgiverIZA
    Antal sider29
    StatusUdgivet - 2017
    NavnIZA Discussion Paper
    Nummer11018
    NavnCentre for Economic Policy Research. Discussion Papers
    Nummer12330
    ISSN0265-8003

    Emneord

    • Returns to entrepreneurship
    • Earnings distribution
    • Matched person-firm data
    • Self-employment
    • Random effects probit model

    Citationsformater

    Van Praag, M., & Raknerud, A. (2017). The Returns to Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Matched Person-Firm Data. IZA. IZA Discussion Paper, Nr. 11018, Centre for Economic Policy Research. Discussion Papers, Nr. 12330 http://ftp.iza.org/dp11018.pdf