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Replication data for: Identifying and Spurring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition

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V0
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Dataset
Creator
  • McKenzie, David
Publication Date
2017-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Almost all firms in developing countries have fewer than ten workers, with a modal size of one. Are there potential high-growth entrepreneurs, and can public policy help identify them and facilitate their growth? A large-scale national business plan competition in Nigeria provides evidence on these questions. Random assignment of US$34 million in grants provided each winner with approximately US$50,000. Surveys tracking applicants over five years show that winning leads to greater firm entry, more survival, higher profits and sales, and higher employment, including increases of over 20 percentage points in the likelihood of a firm having ten or more workers.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20151404 (Text)
Publications
  • McKenzie, David. “Identifying and Spurring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition.” American Economic Review 107, no. 8 (August 2017): 2278–2307. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20151404.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20151404 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

McKenzie, David (2017): Replication data for: Identifying and Spurring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113101