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Dissertation Award for Florian Noseleit

The 2011 Alumni Jenenses Dissertation Prize was awarded to Florian Noseleit for his dissertation "The Role of Entrepre­neurship for Regional Growth and Structural Change" supervised by Michael Fritsch. In his thesis, Florian Noseleit studies the role of entrepreneurial activity for regional growth processes and structural change. As a main contribution, a separation between employment growth that directly takes place in the new businesses and growth effects that occur through the interplay with incumbent businesses is introduced. Further, a central extension to previous analysis is a decomposition of the effect of start-ups on regional growth into within-sector and cross-sector effects. The main findings emphasize the importance of entrepreneurial activity for regional adjustments of the industry composition and the quantitative importance of indirect growth effects.