New small firms and dimensions of economic performance

Vol: 
24/2008
Author name: 
Shaffer S
Hasan I
Zhou M
Year: 
2008
Month: 
August
Abstract: 

Using data from metropolitan U.S. labor market areas, we quantify empirical associations between entry by small firms and a vector of economic performance measures encompassing levels, volatilities, and growth rates of several income and employment variables. Distinct and robust associations are found for net and gross rates of entry. These results suggest a richer variety of effects of entry in metropolitan markets than previously documented, and point to several potential tradeoffs associated with entry by small firms.

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