I have enjoyed watching reactions to Josh Lerner's new book - Boulevard of Broken Dreams - over the last few weeks from the Economist, the New York Times, and also state-level development groups. Lerner's book, which is a part of a new Kauffman series at Princeton University Press, and flows in large part from his experience running the Entrepreneurship Working Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research, is an easy read, in my opinion, but one which is likely to simultaneously scare and excite policymakers. Excitement will come from having something which is so comprehensive in its global policy review, but one does get scared at reading the many things which appear can go wrong with usually well-intentioned interventions. For those not having read the book, the SSTI has a nice summary of key points.
For me, Josh's book highlights two things related to measurement:
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