August 1, 2010

Entrepreneurship and the Taste for Discrimination

  • Christopher Coyne

    Associate Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Justin P. Isaacs

    Professor of Economics and Business, Hampden-Sydney College
  • Jeremy T. Schwartz

    Assistant Professor of Accounting, Youngstown State University
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This paper analyzes the connection between  discrimination and entrepreneurship. The study contends that the entrepreneur is the  central mechanism through which inefficiencies associated with discrimination  are competed away. In addition to illuminating the mechanism through  which existing discrimination tends to be eliminated, we also consider the more  difficult case of consumer discrimination.

Read the article at SpringerLink.