Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

That’s the subject of last week’s Wall Street Journal debate, with Harvard’s Noam Wasserman arguing the affirmative, venture capitalist Victor Hwang the negative. I offered my own, economics-centered answer in a 2006 article coauthored with Bruce Bullock, the Founding Director of the McQuinn Center who passed away that same year. Bruce and I argued that economists are good at teaching what entrepreneurship does, but not so good at teaching what entrepreneurship is, or how entrepreneurs do what they do.

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