Frank M. Fossen is a Professor of Economics and the Charles N. Mathewson Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno. Before joining UNR in October 2016, he was an Assistant Professor of Public Economics at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in 2010.

He received his Ph.D. in Economics with distinction in 2008 and his habilitation in 2015 from FU Berlin. Before, he had studied at the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Toronto.

Frank Fossen’s research covers the economics of entrepreneurship, public economics, labor economics, and applied microeconometrics. He has published 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Journal of Financial Intermediation.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 17055
Frank M. Fossen, Trevor McLemore, Alina Sorgner
IZA Discussion Paper No. 15445
Robert W. Fairlie, Frank M. Fossen, Reid Johnsen, Gentian Droboniku
revised version published in: Small Business Economics, 2023, 60, 1613-1629
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14944
Francesco Carbonero, Jeremy Davies, Ekkehard Ernst, Frank M. Fossen, Daniel Samaan, Alina Sorgner
revised version published in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2023, 33, 707-736
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14891
Frank M. Fossen, Mobarak Hossain, Sankar Mukhopadhyay, Peter Toth
revised version published online in: Small Business Economics, 9 May 2024
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13414
Ege Can, Frank M. Fossen
revised version published as 'The Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements and Different Types of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Utah and Massachusetts' in: Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 2022, 11 (2/3), 223-252
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13180
revised version published in: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2022, 46 (1), 21-43
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12742
revised version published as 'Personality characteristics and the decision to hire' in: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2022, 31 (3), 736-761