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Hernando de Soto: recipient of the 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

Martin Andersson () and Daniel Waldenström ()
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Daniel Waldenström: CEPR, IZA, UCFS and UCLS

Small Business Economics, 2017, vol. 49, issue 4, 721-728

Abstract: Abstract The 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is given to Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Lima, Peru. Over the last 30 years, Hernando de Soto has been a world-leading intellectual engaged in academic and public policy discussions on global development. He has made substantial contributions to our understanding of the informal economy and of the importance of property rights to unleash entrepreneurship and alleviate poverty and underdevelopment. His contributions have led to a new and better understanding of the role played by institutions in supporting entrepreneurship, especially in the Third World. Hernando de Soto’s work has also had major influences on policy worldwide, both in terms of conceptual understanding and practical policy measures.

Keywords: Hernando de Soto; Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research; Entrepreneurship; Poverty; Development; Institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 O10 O17 P14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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