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Govt acts as entrepreneur whilst its involvement in industry actions is either leading edge and characterised via entrepreneurial hazard. considering executive as entrepreneur is a different lens by which the authors of this publication learn a selected subset of U.S. govt coverage activities. As such, their standpoint underscores the practical reason of presidency, its skill to behave in new and cutting edge methods, and its willingness to adopt coverage activities that experience doubtful results. Viewing specific coverage activities via an entrepreneurial lens comes in handy in vast dimensions. First, it underscores the ahead having a look nature of coverage makers in addition to the necessity to assessment the social outputs and results in their habit by way of large spillover affects. moment, executive performing as entrepreneur parallels in idea related actions that take place within the deepest quarter. executive as Entrepreneur is the 1st large attempt to stress the entrepreneurial elements of governments. it's also the 1st systematic therapy of U.S. innovation guidelines to advertise the formation of strategic study partnerships. it's going to foster a brand new point of view at the position of presidency and the way incentives for presidency to behave entrepreneurially can be institutionalized; it is going to function a automobile for coverage makers and students to contemplate the entrepreneurial actors in an economic system, in a brand new means.

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Modern practice has refined Knight’s distinction in the following way. Things once considered uninsurable because of a lack of a measurable probability distribution have, in fact, been insured. Recent literature therefore makes three distinctions where Knight made two. Risk refers to the situation where the probability distribution of possible outcomes is calculable and known. Uncertainty refers to a situation where the possible outcomes are identifiable but the probability distribution of outcomes is not known.

1. 2. Government as Entrepreneur: A Static Representation in the figure represents a government that is in what we call cumulative drift, that is, the government is neither innovative in the development and application of relevant policy actions nor willing to assume entrepreneurial risk. Cell B represents a government that is willing to assume entrepreneurial risk in implementing status quo policies, and cell C represents a government that is unwilling to assume entrepreneurial risk in developing and applying innovative policy actions.

Prior to 1973, there was general agreement that the slowdown was due less to a weakness in capital formation than to a decline in total factor productivity growth. S. 26 While this relationship could be spurious, there are sound theoretical reasons for expecting inflationary tendencies to have a dampening impact on measured productivity growth. First, during periods of unanticipated and prolonged inflation there is less certainty about the meaning and interpretation of price signals than during periods of stable prices.

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