Advocacy Announces Research Proposals for FY 2011

Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:00am
Release Number: 
11-30 ADV
Patrick Morris

Washington, D.C. –Chief Counsel for Advocacy Dr. Winslow Sargeant announced the Office of Advocacy’s research proposals selected for funding in Fiscal Year 2011. Advocacy conducts research on issues important to small business. This research is utilized by policy makers, small business organizations, think tanks and academics.

“Our research is a cornerstone in our efforts to be the voice of small business,” said Dr. Sargeant. “Through our research we are able to provide insights into topics that are helpful in addressing the challenges small businesses face.”


Proposals selected for funding in FY 2011 are:


Awardees:  Research Topic

Audretsch Economic Research:  The Role of Scientist Entrepreneurship and Radical and Incremental Innovation

Impact Assessment:  Small Business Impacts Associated with the 2010 Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Joe Peek:  The Relative Impact of the Trade Finance Channel on Small Business Exporters

Microeconomic Applications:  Independent Regulatory Agency Compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act

Microeconomic Applications:  Research on State Regulatory Flexibility Acts

Plehn Analytical Economic Solutions:  Product Innovations, Entrepreneurship, and Growth

Robb Consulting:  The Impact of a Changing Financial Environment on the Capital Access of Small Business

Robert Feinberg:  The Impact of State-Level Antitrust Activity on Small Business Entry

Tami Gurley:  Retirement, Recessions, and Small Business Owners

The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. The presidentially appointed Chief Counsel for Advocacy advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policymakers. Regional advocates and an office in Washington, D.C., support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information, visit, or call (202) 205-6533.

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