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Philippe Aghion: recipient of the 2016 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

Acs, Zoltan J., Braunerhjelm, Pontus and Karlsson, Charlie (2016) Philippe Aghion: recipient of the 2016 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. Small Business Economics, 48 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0921-898X

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s11187-016-9801-2


Professor Philippe Aghion is the 2016 recipient of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, consisting of 100,000 Euros and a statuette designed by the internationally renowned Swedish sculptor Carl Milles. He is one of the most influential researchers worldwide in economics in the last couple of decades. His research has advanced our understanding of the relationship between firm-level innovation, entry and exit on the one hand, and productivity and growth on the other. Aghion has thus accomplished to bridge theoretical macroeconomic growth models with a more complete and consistent microeconomic setting. He is one of the founding fathers of the pioneering and original contribution referred to as Schumpeterian growth theory. Philippe Aghion has not only contributed with more sophisticated theoretical models, but also provided empirical evidence regarding the importance of entrepreneurial endeavours for societal prosperity, thereby initiating a more nuanced policy discussion concerning the interdependencies between entrepreneurship, competition, wealth and growth.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, © CC BY 4.0
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D02 - Institutions: Design, Formation, and Operations
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D86 - Economics of Contract: Theory
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G30 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L20 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L50 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development > O30 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O40 - General
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 15:50
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:02

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