The Enterprise Initiative

The Enterprise Initiative is a research program that supports rigorous methods to examine the complex process of wealth creation and the role of enterprise in alleviating poverty. The Initiative explores entrepreneurship in developing economies through the lens of Applied General Equilibrium Enterprise Economics. Using analytic economic modeling, researchers closely study human entrepreneurial talent and the attitudes that contribute to economic success, not only at the individual level but also at the village, regional and national levels. This collaborative research initiative brings together researchers and faculty from a variety of subfields at the University of Chicago, MIT and Yale University.

The Enterprise Initiative explores entrepreneurship in developing economies. Using analytic economic modeling, researchers study the factors that contribute to economic success at different levels of aggregation.