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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Behind the GATE Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training

Robert W. Fairlie, Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman

NBER Working Paper No. 17804
Issued in February 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

Thanks to David Card, Morten Sorensen, David Sraer, Jesse Cunha, Herb Scheutze and seminar participants at SOLE Meetings, NBER, UC Berkeley, University of British Columbia, UCSC, Harvard/IZA Evaluation Conference, Duke/Kauffman Entrepreneurship Conference, and WEA meetings for helpful comments and suggestions. Special thanks go to Jonathan Simonetta at the U.S. Department of Labor for responding to our numerous requests for obtaining the experimental data and for ultimately providing the data. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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