Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Series: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers Creation-Date: 2008-04-08 Number: 08-038/3 Author-Name: Hessel Oosterbeek Author-Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Author-Workplace-Name: University of Amsterdam Author-Name: Mirjam van Praag Author-Email: email@example.com Author-Workplace-Name: University of Amsterdam Author-Name: Auke IJsselstein Author-Workplace-Name: University of Amsterdam Title: The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Entrepreneurship Competencies and Intentions Abstract: This paper analyzes the impact of a leading entrepreneurship education program on college studentsí entrepreneurship competencies and intentions using an instrumental variables approach in a difference-in-differences framework. We exploit that the program was offered to students at one location of a school but not at another location of the same school. Location choice (and thereby treatment) is instrumented by the relative distance of locations to parentsí place of residence. The results show that the program does not have the intended effects: the effect on studentsí self-assessed entrepreneurial skills is insignificant and the effect on the intention to become an entrepreneur is even significantly negative.
This discussion paper resulted in a publication in the European Economic Review, 2010, 54(3), 442-454. Classification-JEL: A20; C31; H43; H75; I20; J24; L26 Keywords: Entrepreneurship education; program evaluation; entrepreneur competencies; entrepreneur intentions File-Url: http://papers.tinbergen.nl/08038.pdf File-Format: application/pdf File-Size: 371378 bytes Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20080038