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Start-Up Subsidy (new)

  • Project title: Evaluation and Comparison of the New Start-Up Subsidy Before and After its Reform in 2011
  • Project duration: 2015-2021
  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Marco Caliendo
  • Participants: Stefan Tübbicke
  • Cooperation partners: Prof. Dr. Lutz Bellmann (IAB Nürnberg)

Short Description

In 2006, the new start-up subsidy (“Gründungszuschuss”) was introduced in Germany and replaced two earlier start-up support programs for unemployed individuals, i.e., the bridging allowance (“Überbrückungsgeld”) and the old start-up subsidy (“Existenzgründungs­zuschuss”). End of 2011, the new start-up subsidy was substantially reformed and transformed into a discretionary benefit. The aim of this project is to analyze and compare the new start-up subsidy before and after its reform with respect to the structure of participants, net effects of the subsidy, business dynamics as well as innovation.