Testing Lazear's Jack-of-All-Trades View of Entrepreneurship with German Micro Data

11 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2002

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Joachim Wagner

University of Lueneburg - Institute of Economics; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: October 2002

Abstract

This paper tests the theory recently put forward by Edward Lazear that individuals with competence in many skills should have a higher probability of being self-employed than others. The empirical results for Germany support this jack-of-all-trades view.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Jack-of-all-trades Theory, Germany

JEL Classification: J23, R12

Suggested Citation

Wagner, Joachim, Testing Lazear's Jack-of-All-Trades View of Entrepreneurship with German Micro Data (October 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=341481

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