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. 2164
revised version published in: Empirical Economics, 2009, 36 (3), 487-513