Unbundling the effect of entrepreneurship education programmes

What is the impact of different types of entrepreneurial training programmes?

Training programmes are one of the policy responses to overcome the barriers that preclude entrepreneurship. This experimental trial plans to unbundle the effect of such programmes by testing two separate entrepreneurship training modules. The first one is focused on non-cognitive skills or successful entrepreneurial traits such as attitudes, personalities and aspirations. The second module will concentrate on business practices such as building a business plan and hiring employees. 

The intervention is made up of three treatment groups and a control group so that the effect of the two components can be studied individually and jointly. In particular, the effect of the training on the selection into entrepreneurship and potential business expansion will be studied. The trial will additionally explore the channels behind these effects in order to derive relevant policy recommendations.