Working Paper No. 807

Entrepreneurship Policy and Globalization

Published: August 24, 2009, revised January 2014Pages: 59Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Regulation; Innovation; Market Integration; LobbyingJEL-codes: D73; F15; L26; L51; O31
Published version

Entrepreneurship Policy and Globalization Robin Douhan, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson

What explains the world-wide trend of pro-entrepreneurial policies? We study entrepreneurial policy in a lobbying model taking into account the conflict of interest between entrepreneurs and incumbents. It is shown that international market integration leads to more pro-entrepreneurial policies, since it is then (i) more difficult to protect domestic incumbents and (ii) pro-entrepreneurial policies make foreign entrepreneurs less aggressive. Using the World Bank Doing Business database, we find evidence that international openness is negatively correlated with the barriers to entry for new entrepreneurs, as predicted by the theory.

Pehr-Johan Norbäck


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