Domestic Public Policy

Sari Pekkala Kerr and William Kerr

Grant Year: 2016

Sari Pekkala Kerr and William Kerr will lead an effort to help the policy community better understand the sources of entrepreneurship in the U.S. economy by identifying the demographic characteristics of entrepreneurs. They will analyze data from the Longitudinal Employer Household Database to identify key demographic characteristics of entrepreneurs, including age, gender, race, place of birth, and citizenship. They will also field a survey among entrepreneurs in Massachusetts in order to collect data on other characteristics, such as propensity to take risks. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of papers.

Wellesley College Domestic Public Policy