Joshua C. Hall, John Pulito, Benjamin J. VanMetre | Apr 17, 2012
Freedom in the 50 States includes measures of both economic and personal freedom. Personal freedom had not previously been studied as a factor in the entrepreneurship level, and this study found that it did not in fact have a significant impact on business creation. Only economic freedom appears to have a positive impact on entrepreneurship, although personal freedom is of course important for other reasons.
Christopher Coyne, John A. Dove | Dec 01, 2010
A large literature explores the importance of entrepreneurship as the catalyst of economic progress. In contrast, this paper argues that entrepreneurs are the driver of economic stagnation.
Christopher Coyne, Justin P. Isaacs, Jeremy T. Schwartz | Aug 01, 2010
This paper analyzes the connection between discrimination and entrepreneurship. The study contends that the entrepreneur is the central mechanism through which inefficiencies associated with discrimination are competed away. In addition to illuminating the mechanism through which existing discrimination tends to be eliminated, we also consider the more difficult case of consumer discrimination.
Virgil Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch | Apr 05, 2010
Using data from interviews with affected residents and community leaders in New Orleans after Katrina, this article explores the effectiveness of private disaster recovery efforts and whether or not…
Johan van der Walt | Feb 18, 2010
This paper contributes to the Varieties of Capitalism paradigm by arguing that the absence of an analytical framework that accounts for the differences between firms warrants some more consideration.
David Skarbek | Dec 2009
"Anderson and Hill argue that property rights entrepreneurs, driven by non-replicable Kirznerian alertness, identify unowned and unpriced attributes of a resource and capture rents to those resources…

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Oct 10, 2014

This year, I am pleased to see that Thomson Reuters includes Israel Kirzner on the short list for the economic science prize, due to his paradigm-shifting contributions to the study of entrepreneurship.
Jul 26, 2012

Some politicians hide behind phrases like “equality”; others hide behind loaded terms like “social justice.” The president hides behind “giving back.” The underlying goal is the same: to replace individual liberty with collective captivity.
Jul 23, 2012

Americans understand the benefits of competition in the private sector. Competition is just as valuable in the public sector. When each state can set its own economic policies, we get competition among 50 separate governments.
Apr 12, 2012

Kansas policymakers left for recess on the heels of very disappointing jobs news. According to the latest jobs report, Kansas ranked fourth in terms of jobs lost with a 5,700 decrease in employment. As legislators prepare to return in a couple of weeks, they should consider what’s best for the Kansas economy and pursue goals that make Kansas a better place to do business than any other state.
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Tyler Cowen | Jan 14, 2013
Tyler Cowen cited at Market Watch.
Tyler Cowen | Jan 11, 2013
Tyler Cowen cited at The New York Times.
Tyler Cowen | Dec 28, 2012
Tyler Cowen cited discussing American innovation at Time World.
Tyler Cowen | Dec 06, 2012
Tyler Cowen interviewed at the Nation Journal.
Eli Dourado | Oct 10, 2012
Eli Dourado quoted dicussing kinetic computing at National Review Online…
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