Kauffman index of entrepreneurial activity

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Kauffman index of entrepreneurial activity is a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States,[1][non-primary source needed] which has been cited in academic journals such as Small Business Economics.[2][3]

The index uses monthly data from the current population survey (US) to calculate the percentage of the adult, non-business-owner population that starts a business each month, providing a national measure of business creation by specific demographic groups.[4] Annual reports date back to 1996, allowing for comparisons over time.


  1. ^ "Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity". Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Small Business Economics, Volume 33, Number 2". SpringerLink. doi:10.1007/s11187-008-9112-3. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  3. ^ Hall, Joshua C.; Sobel, Russell S. (March 2008). "Institutions, Entrepreneurship, and Regional Differences in Economic Growth" (PDF). Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship. pp. 69–96. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-27. 
  4. ^ Stangler, Dane (April 17, 2013). "U.S. Entrepreneurial Activity: Why The Falling Startup Rate Could Be A Good Sign". Forbes.