NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do Entry Regulations Deter Entrepreneurship and Job Creation? Evidence from Recent Reforms in Portugal

Lee G. Branstetter, Francisco Lima, Lowell J. Taylor, Ana Venâncio

NBER Working Paper No. 16473
Issued in October 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors thank the Portuguese Ministry of Justice, and particularly the Institute of Registration and Notarization (Instituto dos Registos e do Notariado), for data on one-shop stops. We thank Maria do Céu, Gabriela Isidro and Ana Sommer for research assistance. We are also indebted to the Portuguese Ministry of Employment and Social Security and Gabinete de Estratégia e Planeamento (GEP) for giving us access to the matched employer-employee data. Financial support was provided by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) through the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program under Grant SFRH/BD/39666/2007, and project PTDC/ESC/71080/2006. All errors remain our own. Views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Bureau of Economic Research or any branch or agency of the Government of Portugal.

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