Start-ups and Economic Growth

Project Dates

10/01/2009 - 05/04/2011


Researchers analyzed the contributions of firm entry to employment and productivity growth in six countries, with comparisons to other transition and developed economies for which analogous results were available or computable. The research involved three components: (1) measuring the magnitudes and patterns of firm entry and turnover; (2) decomposing aggregate (industry-level) productivity growth into components associated with firm entry, exit, market share changes, and within-firm learning; and (3) tracking the relative productivity levels of entry cohorts (defined by startup year) over time.


National Council for Eurasian and East European Research

Subject Area

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; International labor comparisons