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Frank M. Fossen
Research Fellow

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Fossen Frank Fossen is Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of Economics at Freie Universität Berlin and Research Professor of DIW Berlin. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2010.

Frank Fossen has obtained a positive interim evaluation as Assistant Professor. He received his Ph.D. in economics with distinction at Freie Universität Berlin in June 2008. Before, he studied at University of Karlsruhe and University of Toronto and graduated as Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur (equiv. M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Economics).

His main research interests are empirical public economics, entrepreneurship, business taxation, education, and applied microeconometrics.

He has published his research articles in more than a dozen different peer-reviewed journals, including Economica, Economics of Education Review, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
7950  Frank M. Fossen
Daniela Glocker
Stated and Revealed Heterogeneous Risk Preferences in Educational Choice
6819  Frank M. Fossen
Tobias J. M. Büttner
The Returns to Education for Opportunity Entrepreneurs, Necessity Entrepreneurs, and Paid Employees
(revised version published in: Economics of Education Review, 2013, 37, 66-84)
5566  Marco Caliendo
Frank M. Fossen
Alexander S. Kritikos
Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed
(revised version published in: Small Business Economics, 2014, 42 (4), 787-814)
5459  Frank M. Fossen
Personal Bankruptcy Law, Wealth and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Evidence from the Introduction of a "Fresh Start"
(revised version published in: American Law and Economics Review, 2014, 16 (1), 269-312)
5370  Marco Caliendo
Frank M. Fossen
Alexander S. Kritikos
Trust, Positive Reciprocity, and Negative Reciprocity: Do These Traits Impact Entrepreneurial Dynamics?
(published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2012, 33 (2), 394-409)
3525 
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Marco Caliendo
Frank M. Fossen
Alexander S. Kritikos
The Impact of Risk Attitudes on Entrepreneurial Survival
(substantially revised version (available on request) published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2010, 76 (1), 45-63)
2168  Marco Caliendo
Frank M. Fossen
Alexander S. Kritikos
Risk Attitudes of Nascent Entrepreneurs: New Evidence from an Experimentally-Validated Survey
(published in: Small Business Economics, 2009, 32 (2), 153-167)
2164  Frank M. Fossen
Viktor Steiner
Income Taxes and Entrepreneurial Choice: Empirical Evidence from Germany
(revised version published in: Empirical Economics, 2009, 36 (3), 487-513)
 

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