We are currently investigating genetic influences on self-employment in an international research consortium using genome-wide association studies (GWAS). By meta-analysing results from numerous independent samples we address identification issues arising from multiple testing. To our knowledge, this is the earliest attempt to apply GWAS to an economic outcome of a relatively general nature. Our study will reveal potentials and limitations of this approach for economic research.

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Keywords entrepreneurship, genetics
Publisher Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/17757
van der Loos, M.J.H.M, Koellinger, Ph.D, Groenen, P.J.F, & Thurik, A.R. (2010). Genome-wide Association Studies and the Genetics of Entrepreneurship (No. ERS-2010-004-ORG). ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/17757