Ongoing since 2015

Project Director Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D.

Funded by: Anonymous Funding Source

This project will produce detailed new information on the demographic characteristics and personality traits of founders who are responsible for creating new U.S. firms and generating jobs. The project relies on both large national data sets as well as experimental evidence from Cambridge Innovation Center (MA). The results are of significant importance both for the public discussion on the impacts of entrepreneurship as well as for actual policy making and the design of local and national programs.