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John Haltiwanger: recipient of the 2020 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

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  • Alex Coad
  • Martin Andersson
  • Magnus Henrekson
  • Sarah Jack
  • Mikael Stenkula
  • Karin Thorburn
  • Karl Wennberg
  • Ivo Zander
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/01/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Small Business Economics
Issue number1
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)15-25
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date20/08/21
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The winner of the 2020 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, John Haltiwanger, has pioneered research showing that it is mainly firm age, not size, that matters for job creation. Through analyzing the relationship between employment, growth, and firms, he has advanced our understanding of how the economy works. He has done this by building new datasets and introducing a new measure of firm growth, solving problems encountered with earlier techniques. His work has also broadened the policy debate on entrepreneurship and inspired people all around the world. From a policy perspective, John Haltiwanger has shown that it is difficult to justify targeted industrial and commercial policies and if job creation is to be supported, politicians need to target young firms rather than small firms. These important findings from John Haltiwanger's pioneering work have been published in world-class leading academic and scientific journals.