Entrepreneurship and economic theory

Simon C. Parker* (Corresponding Author)

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This article discusses economic theories of entrepreneurship, drawing principally on work conducted in labour economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and financial economics. The article explains how incentives and constraints of various kinds affect occupational choices and entrepreneurial innovation, as well as how entrepreneurial decisions affect macroeconomic performance. Implications for public policy are drawn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-564
Number of pages25
JournalOxford Review of Economic Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2018


  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Occupational choice


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