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Partisan Entrepreneurship

Joseph Engelberg (), Jorge Guzman, Runjing Lu and William Mullins
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Runjing Lu: University of Alberta
William Mullins: UC San Diego

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Abstract: Republicans start more firms than Democrats. Using a sample of 40 million party-identified Americans between 2005 and 2017, we find that 6% of Republicans and 4% of Democrats become entrepreneurs. This partisan entrepreneurship gap is time-varying: Republicans increase their relative entrepreneurship during Republican administrations and decrease it during Democratic administrations, amounting to a partisan reallocation of 170,000 new firms over our 13 year sample. We find sharp changes in partisan entrepreneurship around the elections of President Obama and President Trump, and the strongest effects among the most politically active partisans: those that donate and vote.

Date: 2021-03-01
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