Bring Out the NETS to Capture Business level Data

Kauffman Foundation Research Director E.J. Reedy discusses why NETS is a great resource for scholars needing annual employment and revenue information on private businesses in the United States over time.Read More >

States Find Their Own Way to Use Education Data in Research

Senior Data Analyst Christopher Laubenthal highlights several states finding efficiencies partnering with researchers to improve understanding of their education systems.Read More >

Creating a Lab in the Real World

At last! Randomized control trials (established in medicine and many other fields) are now being used more routinely within the study of entrepreneurship and innovation. Kauffman Foundation Director E.J. Reedy explores the slow uptake and emerging opportunities for this new means of data collection. Read More >

Dominance through Consoritia

Bluetooth. Wifi. Technology consortia are incredibly important drivers of the products that make it to the market everyday but most people don't understand much about them at all. New data on industry consortia and technology standards should open up this hidden world.Read More >

Is it 15 percent or 35 percent?

Ah, the power of words, and timing! Which would you think produces the most informative answer? “If you were laid-off, how would you find a job?” or, “Would you consider starting your own business if you were to lose your job?” Kauffman Foundation Director E.J. Reedy examines a European Commission poll to help us decipher.Read More >

What Do the Averages Obscure?

The averages and aggregate totals which we rely on for so much of our understanding of the economy need to be rethought. Kauffman Foundation Director E.J. Reedy considers a new report from Bruegel highlighting the need for more firm-level information and nuance in some of national tracking. Read More >

How Many Millionaires are Small Business Owners?

Of course most millionaires are small business owners. But how would small business owners be impacted by tax increases on those earning more than a million dollars? Borrowing/Risk/Wealth-what are the correlations? Kauffman Foundation Director E.J. Reedy highlights relevant data and research to take a closer look at how business owners appear similar, and different, to other groups in their wealth and risk preferences. Read More >

New Businesses and Job Creation

Where forth are though - jobs? As we seek to find the sources of job creation we must dig deeper into the types of small businesses which often create jobs in most communities. Kauffman Foundation Director E.J. Reedy discusses some of the relevant data for disentangling trends in job creation.Read More >

Studying Business Ownership from the Household Side

Household surveys commonly measure self-employment as a means of quantifying entrepreneurial activities. Although convenient, this is not ideal. Kauffman Foundation Director E.J. Reedy looks beyond self-employment to offer new and different means of looking at entrepreneurship.Read More >

Why Starting Smaller Really Matters

"What you are born with, is what you have to live with," says Kauffman Foundation Director E. J. Reedy. Steady trends downward in employment contributions from new businesses will not reverse in total as those businesses age. The steady accumulation of small changes in the characteristics of new startups is leaving America with an unnoticed hole in job creation.Read More >