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Reducing start-up costs for new firms: The double dividend on the labor market

Dulleck, Uwe, Frijters, Paul, & Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf (2006) Reducing start-up costs for new firms: The double dividend on the labor market. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 108(2), pp. 317-338.

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Abstract

Starting a firm with expansive potential is an option for educated and high-skilled workers. If there are labor market frictions, this additional option can be seen as reducing the chances of ending up in a low-wage job and hence increases the incentives for education. We show within a matching model that reducing the start-up costs for new firms results in higher take-up rates of education. It also leads, through a thick-market externality, to higher rates of job creation for high-skilled labor as well as average match productivity. We provide empirical evidence to support our argument.

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ID Code: 8571
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: uwe.dulleck@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Matching, Education, Start, up costs, Venture capital
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9442.2006.00455.x
ISSN: 0347-0520
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:19

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