Derek Ozkal

Derek Ozkal is a program officer in Research and Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he assists with writing and analysis of various Research & Policy initiatives and administers grants, which includes managing and overseeing assigned grant portfolios, monitoring grantee performance, and reviewing grant proposals.

Investing in What Will Become Our Scarcest Resource: Us

In a world of automation, it’s time to get human
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The Future of Work: A Call for Proposals

Implications of the changing nature of work on firm structure, size and creation
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Expanding Latino Entrepreneurship Research

Backgrounds, business models and available financing vary greatly—as does the challenges and opportunities of Latino entrepreneurs depending on geographic location.
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Recapping America’s New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda

Optimism for the future of entrepreneurship is coupled with key policy recommendations and highlighted in this short introduction to the NEG Agenda.
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The Gig (Economy) is Up!

The gig economy highlights some emerging trends: changes in the nature of work, firm structure and formation, production, and consumption.

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Fewer Workers Means Fewer Startups

Fewer workers means fewer startups. Looking at three factors that affect business dynamism.
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Growthology Goes to the AEA Annual Meeting

Six of the Growthology Writers traveled to San Francisco for AEA's annual meeting. This post contains an overview of some of their favorite sessions.
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Unlocking Human Potential: Can the Sharing Economy Bring Prosperity for Everyone?

As the nature of work changes, how will education and employment change? Will technology replace or augment human activity?
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Internet of Things: Machines of Loving Grace or Maximum Overdrive?

The Internet of Things is coming and it presents concerns and opportunities.
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