October 2002

IZA DP No. 592: Testing Lazear’s Jack-of-All-Trades View of Entrepreneurship with German Micro Data

published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2003, 10 (11), 687-689

This paper tests the theory recently put forward by Edward Lazear that individuals with competence in many skills should have a higher probability of being self-employed than others. The empirical results for Germany support this jack-of-all-trades view.