A Capability Approach to Entrepreneurship

Wim Naude, UNU-WIDER

This paper formalizes the contribution of entrepreneurship to development by using Sen's Capability Approach (CA) as framework. It derives a "start-up Beveridge curve" and shows why and how entrepreneurship can be a human functioning, and how policies that improves the institutions for matching opportunities and entrepreneurs, and latent entrepreneurs' search intensity for opportunities, can contribute to development.

About the speaker
Wim Naudé is Senior Research Fellow and Project Director at UNU-WIDER. A graduate in development economics from the University of Warwick (UK) and North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa) his recent research focuses on spatial economic inequalities, entrepreneurship and African economic development. Previously, he has been Director of the Work Well Research Unit at North-West University, South Africa, and a Council Member of Statistics South Africa. He has also been lecturer and research officer at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford, has taught economics at Addis Ababa University, and has worked as policy researcher in a number of African countries

Date: 15 April 2010

Time: 16:00 - 17:00  CEST