NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
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Local Industrial Conditions and Entrepreneurship: How Much of the Spatial Distribution Can We Explain?

Edward L. Glaeser, William R. Kerr

NBER Working Paper No. 14407
Issued in October 2008

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Comments are appreciated and can be sent to eglaeser@harvard.edu and wkerr@hbs.edu. We are grateful to Jim Davis, Mercedes Delgado, Glenn Ellison, Thomas Hellmann, Ramana Nanda, Scott Stern, and two referees for advice on this research project. Kristina Tobio provided excellent research assistance. This research is supported by Harvard Business School, the Kaufman Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Innovation Policy and the Economy Group. The research in this paper was conducted while the authors were Special Sworn Status researchers of the US Census Bureau at the Boston Census Research Data Center (BRDC). Support for this research from NSF grant (ITR-0427889) is gratefully acknowledged. Research results and conclusions expressed are our own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Census Bureau or NSF. This paper has been screened to insure that no confidential data are revealed. This paper was first circulated in November 2007. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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