Entrepreneurial Action, Public Policy, and Economic Outcomes

New Thinking in Political Economy series

Edited by Robert F. Salvino Jr., Associate Professor, Coastal Carolina University and Michael T. Tasto and Gregory M. Randolph, Associate Professors, Southern New Hampshire University, US

Examining the economics of entrepreneurship from the perspectives of productive versus unproductive entrepreneurial behavior and the role of institutions in economic outcomes, the authors in this book seek to advance the research on institutions by providing a simple framework to analyze the broader, long-term consequences of economic policies. They examine the relationship between economic freedom and economic outcomes and summarize empirical evidence and theory. The book also provides practical policy solutions that are based on the authors' cogent analyses.

‘This book addresses the central question in economic development: what institutions are conducive to productive entrepreneurship and wealth creation? By exploring the answer to this question from multiple perspectives, this volume is an invaluable resource both to scholars and policymakers concerned with human well-being.’
– Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University, US

‘Salvino, Tasto and Randolph have put together an impressive and important collection detailing public policy’s influence on entrepreneurial outcomes. This book should be required reading for policy makers, who, let us hope, will heed its lessons well.’
– Peter Leeson, George Mason University, US

2014 200 pp Hardback 978 1 78100 578 1 £84.00 £75.60 $122.00 $109.80

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