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This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy
Mark Marich
5/14/2012
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A fairly slow week on Capitol Hill is punctuated by a Joint Economic Committee hearing on "How the Taxation of Labor and Transfer Payments Affect Growth and Employment." Witnesses for the hearing are: Simon Johnson, entrepreneurship professor from MIT; Richard Rogerson, economics professor from Princeton; and Andrew Biggs, resident scholar at AEI (and former principle deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration).

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
5/14/2012
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A fairly slow week on Capitol Hill is punctuated by a Joint Economic Committee hearing on "How the Taxation of Labor and Transfer Payments Affect Growth and Employment." Witnesses for the hearing are: Simon Johnson, entrepreneurship professor from MIT; Richard Rogerson, economics professor from Princeton; and Andrew Biggs, resident scholar at AEI (and former principle deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration).

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Marich Mark
5/7/2012
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Is VC Model Really Broken? And Who Is To Blame?
Marich Mark
5/7/2012
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As the venture capital industry continues to consolidate, a new report from the Kauffman Foundation examines the cause for its poor long-term returns. But unlike some recent shots, the report's authors don't point the finger of blame directly at VCs. Instead, they issue a challenge to state pension funds, endowments, foundations and other institutional investors in those funds to require deeper due diligence and more rigorous data analysis before investing.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
5/7/2012
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Members of Congress return from a short recess to a handful of committee hearings this week, including a look at how skyrocketing costs on gasoline are impacting small firms by the House Committee on Small Business.

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Where Have All the New Firms Gone?
Marich Mark
5/7/2012
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At a time when policymakers throughout the U.S.--and all over the world for that matter--are pointing to the job creating power of entrepreneurs and small business owners, a new study from the Kauffman Foundation points out a worrisome trend. The nation's business startup rate fell below 8 percent for the first time in 2010, marking the lowest point on record for new firm births.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Marich Mark
4/30/2012
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
4/30/2012
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Both houses of Congress formally adjourned for a one-week recess and will return on Monday, May 7.

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Underutilized Postdoc Talent Can Help Grow U.S. Economy
Marich Mark
4/30/2012
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The sluggish economy has been hard on job seekers of all backgrounds, not just those at the lower end of the education spectrum. According to a new report from the Kauffman Foundation, universities in the U.S. generate more Ph.D’s than there are faculty positions, resulting in a “glut of talented, highly educated, underemployed individuals” who may not apply their skills due to a shortage of academic opportunities.

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Data is key to bringing down healthcare cost curve, says new Kauffman report
Pogorelc Deanna
4/23/2012
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Data sharing can bring down healthcare costs, says a new Kauffman Foundation report. Read about open access to medical data.

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