My research is focused on institutional barriers to entrepreneurship and firm growth. In my doctoral thesis “Unseen job creators and firm growth barriers“, I focused on two such potential barriers: capital constraints and employment protection legislation.
Some of the resent research questions are: Why do most firms not grow? Is lack of external capital a barrier to firm growth? Do seniority rules protect older workers? Can the insider-outsider theory explain the unemployment gap between native- and foreign-born? Does weaker employment protection lead to higher employment rates?
My current research focuses on the labor market outcomes for young individuals who found their first employment in the retail and wholesale trade. I also study retail and wholesale firms that grow non-organically.