Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam, and Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Montpellier Business School, France
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-Sized Business, Free University Amsterdam; Directeur de la Recherche at Montpellier Business School in France
(Economics of) entrepreneurship; industrial economics; industrial organization and policy; small business economics; biology, economics, and behaviour
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Scientific advisor, Panteia BV, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands
PhD Applied Micro-economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1984
“GWAS of 126,559 individuals identifies genetic variants associated with educational attainment.” Science 340 (2013): 1467–1471 (with C. A. Rietveld et al.).
“Serum testosterone levels in males are not associated with entrepreneurial behavior in two independent observational studies.” Physiology and Behavior 119 (2013): 110–114 (with M. J. H. M. van der Loos, R. Haring, C. A. Rietveld, S. E. Baumeister, P. J. F. Groenen, A. Hofman, F. H. de Jong, P. D. Koellinger, T. Kohlmann, M. A. Nauck, F. Rivadeneira, A. G. Uitterlinden, F. J. A. van Rooij, and H. Wallaschofski).
“The molecular genetic architecture of self-employment.” PLoS ONE 8:4 (2013): e60542 (with M. J. H. M. van der Loos, C. A. Rietveld, N. Eklund, P. D. Koellinger, F. Rivadeneira et al.).
“Molecular genetics and economics.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 25:4 (2011): 57–82 (with J. P. Beauchamp, D. Cesarini, M. Johannesson, M. J. H. M. van der Loos, P. D. Koellinger, P. J. F. Groenen, J. H. Fowler, J. N. Rosenquist, A. R. Thurik, and N. A. Christakis).
“Genome-wide association studies in economics and entrepreneurship research: Promises and limitations.” Small Business Economics 35:1 (2010): 1–18 (with P. D. Koellinger, M. J. H. M. van der Loos, P. J. F. Groenen, A. R. Thurik, F. Rivadeneira, F. J. A. van Rooij, A. G. Uitterlinden, and A. Hofman).
Entrepreneurship and the business cycle
Nascent entrepreneurship can have some predictive power over the business cycleRoy Thurik, October 2014Entrepreneurship has a cyclical component, raising two questions. Is the entrepreneurship cycle related to the business cycle? And is there causality? A two-way relationship between entrepreneurship and the business cycle would be in line with the two faces of entrepreneurs: as agents of change creating upswings (opportunity entrepreneurship) and as rational actors escaping unemployment by setting up a business (necessity entrepreneurship). Nascent entrepreneurship can indeed be precyclical, implying that the two faces of entrepreneurship also show up in the business cycle, with promising policy implications.MoreLess