Sari Pekkala Kerr () and
William Kerr ()
No 22385, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc
We examine immigrant entrepreneurship and the survival and growth of immigrant-founded businesses over time relative to native-founded companies. Our work quantifies immigrant contributions to new firm creation in a wide variety of fields and using multiple definitions. While significant research effort has gone into understanding the economic impact of immigration into the United States, comprehensive data for quantifying immigrant entrepreneurship are difficult to assemble. We combine several restricted-access U.S. Census Bureau data sets to create a unique longitudinal data platform that covers 1992-2008 and many states. We describe differences in the types of businesses initially formed by immigrants and their medium-term growth patterns. We also consider the relationship of these outcomes to the immigrants' age at arrival to the United States.
JEL-codes: F22 J15 J44 J61 L26 M13 O31 O32 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ent, nep-ger, nep-ino, nep-lma, nep-mig, nep-sbm and nep-ure
Note: LS PR
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed
Published as Immigrant Entrepreneurship , Sari Pekkala Kerr, William R. Kerr. in Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges , Haltiwanger, Hurst, Miranda, and Schoar. 2017
Downloads: (external link)
Access to the full text is generally limited to series subscribers, however if the top level domain of the client browser is in a developing country or transition economy free access is provided. More information about subscriptions and free access is available at http://www.nber.org/wwphelp.html. Free access is also available to older working papers.
Chapter: Immigrant Entrepreneurship (2016)
Working Paper: Immigrant entrepreneurship (2016)
Working Paper: Immigrant Entrepreneurship (2016)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:nbr:nberwo:22385
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
The price is Paper copy available by mail.
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by ().