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Module 6: What Institutional Factors Encourage Entrepreneurship?

People respond to incentives in predictable ways. The “rules of the game,” or what economists call institutions, influence the choices individuals make. Basic institutions like laws and cultural customs establish the foundational incentive structure of an economic system. Entrepreneurs are vital to economic growth and higher living standards. Societies with an institutional environment that discourages entrepreneurship tend to see few individuals involved in wealth creating activities. This lesson introduces students to the concept of institutions as we evaluate the impact specific institutions tend to have on encouraging or discouraging entrepreneurship.

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Module Six: What Institutional Factors Encourage Entrepreneurship?