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Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

ECON 263
Spring 2012 not offered
Certificates: International Relations

This class examines the role of the entrepreneur in the firm and in the evolving structure of the economy. From Cantillon to Schumpeter, from Knight to the Harvard Business School, we pursue what entrepreneurs do, their special capacities, and their personalities. Attention is also given to institutional factors and economic policy regimes that shape the structure of incentives entrepreneurs face. Equipped with these theoretical perspectives, the focus is upon the determinants of entrepreneurial activity during the critical phase of industrialization. Our empirical case studies are the United States 1870-1914 and contemporary West Africa.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON110 OR ECON101
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON)

Last Updated on JUL-16-2024
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