David S. Scharfstein

Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking

Boston, MA 02163

United States

http://www.people.hbs.edu/dscharfstein/

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Bank Lending During the Financial Crisis of 2008

EFA 2009 Bergen Meetings Paper, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 97, 319-338, 2010
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2018
Victoria Ivashina and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard University and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 12,175 (691)
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Bank Lending, Financial Crisis

Skill vs. Luck in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital: Evidence from Serial Entrepreneurs

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Oct 2006
Paul A. Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 6,243 (2,130)
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new ventures, entrepreneurs

Skill vs. Luck in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital: Evidence from Serial Entrepreneurs

NBER Working Paper No. w12592
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2022
Paul A. Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 306 (169,688)
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Reforming Money Market Funds

Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 2011-86, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 109, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12-13
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2012
Brookings Institution, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Hoover Institution, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Yale University - Cowles Foundation, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business, Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Harvard University - Department of Economics and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,956 (14,595)
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Loan Syndication and Credit Cycles

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Jan 2010
Victoria Ivashina and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard University and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 1,643 (19,123)
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Banks, Credit, Syndicated loans

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Learning About Internal Capital Markets from Corporate Spinoffs

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Jan 2001
Robert H. Gertner, Eric A. Powers and David S. Scharfstein
University of Chicago - Finance, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Dollar Funding and the Lending Behavior of Global Banks

Quarterly Journal of Economics, 130 (3), 1241-1281, 2015
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2018
Victoria Ivashina, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard University, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 756 (57,328)
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Banks, Global Banks, Credit Supply, Dollar Funding

Dollar Funding and the Lending Behavior of Global Banks

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2015
Victoria Ivashina, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard University, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Covered Interest Parity; Dollar Funding; Credit Supply; Global Banks

Dollar Funding and the Lending Behavior of Global Banks

NBER Working Paper No. w18528
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2023
Victoria Ivashina, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard University, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 30 (815,188)
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The Growth of Modern Finance

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 Oct 2012
Robin M. Greenwood and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 916 (44,856)
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Financial services, fees, asset management

Entrepreneurial Spawning: Public Corporations and the Genesis of New Ventures, 1986-1999

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 Jun 2003
Paul A. Gompers, David S. Scharfstein and Josh Lerner
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 682 (65,666)

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Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Start-up

Entrepreneurial Spawning: Public Corporations and the Genesis of New Ventures, 1986-1999

NBER Working Paper No. w9816
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2022
Paul A. Gompers, David S. Scharfstein and Josh Lerner
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 169 (300,207)
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Aligning Incentives at Systemically Important Financial Institutions

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 13-18, Fisher College of Business Working Paper
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Mar 2013
Brookings Institution, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Hoover Institution, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Yale University - Cowles Foundation, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business, Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Bonus, compensation, contingent convertible bonds, capital, regulation, financial crisis

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Do Firm Boundaries Matter?

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Feb 2001
Sendhil Mullainathan and David S. Scharfstein
University of Chicago and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 703 (64,043)
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Risk Management: Coordinating Corporate Investment and Financing Policies

NBER Working Paper No. w4084
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Jan 2001 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2022
Kenneth Froot, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard University Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 489 (100,805)
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Lowering the Cost of Bank Recapitalization

Yale Journal of Regulation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 25 May 2015
John C. Coates IV and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Bailout, banks, bank holding companies, TARP, workout, bankruptcy, bank regulation, solvency, restructuring, rights offering, recapitalization, bridge bank, open bank assistance

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Racial Disparities in the Paycheck Protection Program

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2023
Sergey Chernenko and David S. Scharfstein
Purdue University - Department of Management and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 445 (111,523)

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discrimination, Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, bank lending, nonbank lending

Racial Disparities in the Paycheck Protection Program

NBER Working Paper No. w29748
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2023
Sergey Chernenko and David S. Scharfstein
Purdue University - Department of Management and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 34 (782,143)
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Organizational Scope and Investment: Evidence from the Drug Development Strategies and Performance of Biopharmaceutical Firms

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Nov 2004
Ilan Guedj and David S. Scharfstein
Bates White, LLC and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 349 (147,433)
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Internal capital markets, resource allocation, drug development, financial resources

Organizational Scope and Investment: Evidence from the Drug Development Strategies and Performance of Biopharmaceutical Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w10933
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2022
Ilan Guedj and David S. Scharfstein
Bates White, LLC and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 118 (400,886)
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Venture Capital Investment Cycles: The Impact of Public Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w11385
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2022
Paul A. Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 294 (176,986)
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Venture Capital Investment Cycles: The Impact of Public Markets

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Oct 2019
Paul A. Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 143 (345,619)
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private equity, initial public offerings, market rationality

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The Choice between Public and Private Debt: An Analysis of Post-Deregulation Corporate Financing in Japan

NBER Working Paper No. w4421
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2022
Takeo Hoshi, Anil K. Kashyap and David S. Scharfstein
University of California at San Diego, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 295 (177,406)
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Anatomy of Financial Distress: An Examination of Junk-Bond Issuers

NBER Working Paper No. w3942
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2022
Paul Asquith, Robert H. Gertner and David S. Scharfstein
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Economics, Finance, Accounting (EFA), University of Chicago - Finance and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 241 (217,235)
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The Dark Side of Internal Capital Markets Ii: Evidence from Diversified Conglomerates

NBER Working Paper No. w6352
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2022
David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 210 (247,704)
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Evidence on the Dark Side of Internal Capital Markets

Review of Financial Studies (RFS), Forthcoming, Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. FBE 05-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2010
Oguzhan Ozbas and David S. Scharfstein
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 201 (257,254)
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Evidence on the Dark Side of Internal Capital Markets

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 581-599, 2009
Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Oguzhan Ozbas and David S. Scharfstein
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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Herd on the Street: Informational Inefficiencies in a Market with Short-Term Speculation

NBER Working Paper No. w3250
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Jun 2001 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2022
Kenneth Froot, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard University Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 195 (264,864)
Citation 74

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Internal Versus External Capital Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w4776
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2022
Robert H. Gertner, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
University of Chicago - Finance, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 166 (304,834)
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The Dark Side of Internal Capital Markets: Divisional Rent-Seeking and Inefficient Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w5969
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2022
David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 143 (344,940)
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A Theory of Workouts and the Effects of Reorganization Law

NBER Working Paper No. t0103
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2023
Robert H. Gertner and David S. Scharfstein
University of Chicago - Finance and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 135 (360,697)
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Applications or Approvals: What Drives Racial Disparities in the Paycheck Protection Program?

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Nov 2022 Last Revised: 08 May 2023
Sergey Chernenko, Nathan Kaplan, Asani Sarkar and David S. Scharfstein
Purdue University - Department of Management, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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discrimination, racial disparities, Paycheck Protection Program, bank lending, fintech lending, administrative burden

Applications or Approvals: What Drives Racial Disparities in the Paycheck Protection Program?

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 1060
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 May 2023
Sergey Chernenko, Nathan Kaplan, Asani Sarkar and David S. Scharfstein
Purdue University - Department of Management, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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discrimination, racial disparities, Paycheck Protection Program, bank lending, fintech lending, administrative burden

Applications or Approvals: What Drives Racial Disparities in the Paycheck Protection Program?

NBER Working Paper No. w31172
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 01 May 2023 Last Revised: 15 May 2023
Sergey Chernenko, Nathan Kaplan, Asani Sarkar and David S. Scharfstein
Purdue University - Department of Management, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Entrepreneurship in Equilibrium

NBER Working Paper No. w9001
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2002 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2022
Denis Gromb and David S. Scharfstein
HEC Paris and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Entrepreneurship in Equilibrium

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jan 2003
Denis Gromb and David S. Scharfstein
HEC Paris and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Entrepreneurship, venture capital, incentives

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Bank Monitoring and Investment: Evidence from the Changing Structure of Japanese Corporate Banking Relationships

NBER Working Paper No. w3079
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2022
Takeo Hoshi, Anil K. Kashyap and David S. Scharfstein
University of California at San Diego, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 109 (422,671)
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The Limits of Algorithmic Measures of Race in Studies of Outcome Disparities

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Apr 2023
Sergey Chernenko and David S. Scharfstein
Purdue University - Department of Management and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 107 (428,398)

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machine learning, race, measurement error, racial disparities, Paycheck Protection Program

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The Role of Banks in Reducing the Costs of Financial Distress in Japan

NBER Working Paper No. w3435
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2022
Takeo Hoshi, Anil K. Kashyap and David S. Scharfstein
University of California at San Diego, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 95 (464,715)
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The Stock Market and Bank Risk-Taking

NBER Working Paper No. w22689
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2023
Antonio Falato and David S. Scharfstein
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Capital Market Imperfections and Countercyclical Markups: Theory and Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w4614
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2022
Judith A. Chevalier and David S. Scharfstein
Yale School of Management and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 84 (501,735)
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Aligning Incentives at Systemically Important Financial Institutions: A Proposal by the Squam Lake Group

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 37-40, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Mar 2023
Brookings Institution, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Hoover Institution, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Yale University - Cowles Foundation, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business, Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Ldc Debt: Forgiveness, Indexation, and Investment Incentives

NBER Working Paper No. w2541
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2022
Kenneth Froot, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard University Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Managed Care Provider Volume

NBER Working Paper No. w6523
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2022
Sarah Feldman and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard University - Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Concentration in Mortgage Lending, Refinancing Activity and Mortgage Rates

NBER Working Paper No. w19156
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 21 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 06 May 2023
David S. Scharfstein and Aditya Sunderam
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University
Downloads 40 (718,509)
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Fiscal Risk and the Portfolio of Government Programs

NBER Working Paper No. w22763
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2023
Samuel Gregory Hanson, David S. Scharfstein and Aditya Sunderam
Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University
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Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 210-081
Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Victoria Ivashina and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard University and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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Entrepreneurial Spawning: Public Corporations and the Genesis of New Ventures, 1986 to 1999

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
David S. Scharfstein, Paul A. Gompers and Josh Lerner
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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VentureOne dataset, Patent citations, Entrepreneurial activity, Corporate spinoffs, Entrepreneurial environment, Firm diversification, Venture capital, Startups

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Pilgrim Assurance Building

HBS Case No.: 9-206-078
Posted: 22 Sep 2008
Robin M. Greenwood, David S. Scharfstein and Arthur I. Segel
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

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Learning About Internal Capital Markets from Corporate Spin-Offs

Posted: 27 Aug 2003
Robert H. Gertner, Eric A. Powers and David S. Scharfstein
University of Chicago - Finance, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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Optimal Debt Structure and the Number of Creditors

J. OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, February 1996
Posted: 03 Jul 1998
Patrick Bolton and David S. Scharfstein
Imperial College London and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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