Alicia Robb

University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Visiting Scholar

130 Blum Hall #5580

Berkeley, CA 94720-5580

United States

Kauffman Foundation

Senior Research Fellow and KFS Principal Investigator

4801 Rockhill Road

Kansas City, MO 64110-2046

United States

http://www.kauffman.org/kfs

University of Colorado at Boulder

Visiting Scholar

1070 Edinboro Drive

Boulder, CO 80309

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) - Baseline/First/Second/Third/Fourth Follow-Ups: Study Metadata Documentation

Number of pages: 1712 Posted: 31 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 12 May 2010
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and University of Chicago - National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
Downloads 2,037 (4,918)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Kauffman Firm Survey, New Business Startups, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

2.
Downloads 1,440 ( 9,487)
Citation 28

The Capital Structure Decisions of New Firms

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Feb 2009
Alicia Robb and David T. Robinson
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 1,328 (10,617)
Citation 28

Abstract:

entrepreneurial finance, pecking order, start ups

The Capital Structure Decisions of New Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w16272
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Alicia Robb and David T. Robinson
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 112 (202,658)
Citation 28

Abstract:

Families, Human Capital, and Small Business: Evidence from the Characteristics of Business Owners Survey

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1296; Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 871
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Nov 2003
Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia Robb
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 548 (38,838)
Citation 32

Abstract:

Business Outcomes, Self-Employment, Families, Human Capital, Entrepreneurship

Families, Human Capital, and Small Business: Evidence from the Characteristics of Business Owners Survey

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 60, No. 2, 2007
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Oct 2008
Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia Robb
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 126 (185,284)
Citation 32

Abstract:

4.

2013 State of Entrepreneurship Address: 'Financing Entrepreneurial Growth'

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Feb 2013
Madrona Venture Group, Bogan Associates, LLC, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Vermont Law School, WR Hambrecht + Co, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., NASD, University of Oxford - Said Business School, Independent, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit, University of San Diego School of Law, BATS Global Markets, Inc., AngelList, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Independent, SecondMarket, Babson College, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Astia
Downloads 612 (25,470)

Abstract:

state of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, state, national, policy, job creation, regulation, barriers, growth, finance, crowdfunding, bank debt, IPO, venture capital

5.

Kauffman Firm Survey: Data Overview

2007 Kauffman Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Data
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 28 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2010
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., University of Chicago - National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Economics
Downloads 596 (33,258)
Citation 3

Abstract:

new business, formation, strategy, offerings, employment patterns, founders, finances

6.

Gender Dynamics in Crowdfunding (Kickstarter): Evidence on Entrepreneurs, Investors, Deals and Taste-Based Discrimination

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 29 May 2014 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2016
Dan Marom, Alicia Robb and Orly Sade
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Finance
Downloads 592 (10,525)

Abstract:

crowdfunding, startup capital, gender

7.

The Kauffman Firm Survey: Results from the Baseline and First Follow-Up Surveys

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2015
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Kauffman Foundation, University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Economics and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Downloads 559 (36,354)
Citation 10

Abstract:

new business, business, united states, start-up, sustainability, longitudinal, data, finance, kauffman, mathematica, organization, innovation

8.

An Overview of the Kauffman Firm Survey: Results from the 2004-2007 Data

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Apr 2009
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and Kauffman Foundation
Downloads 541 (36,633)
Citation 11

Abstract:

kauffman firm survey, kfs, data, entrepreneurial, entrepreneurship

9.

Applied Survey Data Analysis Using Stata: The Kauffman Firm Survey Data

Number of pages: 608 Posted: 09 Aug 2014
Joseph B. Farhat and Alicia Robb
Central Connecticut State University - Department of Finance and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 512 (13,596)

Abstract:

Kauffman firm survey, KFS, Stata, Survey, Complex Sample, Stratified sample, sampling weights, unequal sampling probabilities, oversampling, probability weights

Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Business Data: An Introduction to Several Large, Nationally-Representative Datasets

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4052
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Mar 2009
Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia Robb
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 363 (64,843)

Abstract:

small businesses, business owners, self-employment, entrepreneurship, data

Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Business Data: An Introduction to Several Large, Nationally-Representative Datasets

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Feb 2009
Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia Robb
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 119 (193,680)

Abstract:

Keywords: entrepreneurship, self-employment, business owners, small businesses, data

11.

The Capital Structure Decisions of New Firms: Second in a Series of Reports Using Data from the Kauffman Firm Survey

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2010
Alicia Robb and David T. Robinson
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 416 (50,918)

Abstract:

capital structure, start-up, startup, funding, Kauffman Firm Survey, debt, sources

12.

Analysis of Small-Business Viability in Urban Minority Communities

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2013
Timothy Bates and Alicia Robb
Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 372 (47,592)

Abstract:

Minority entrepreneurship

13.

Kauffman Firm Survey: Fifth Follow-Up

Number of pages: 1772 Posted: 06 Oct 2011
University of Chicago - National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Downloads 356 (57,238)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Gender Differences in Business Performance: Evidence from the Characteristics of Business Owners Survey

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 08-39
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2016
Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia Robb
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 220 (112,572)
Citation 13

Abstract:

gender, business performance, women-owned businesses, female entrepreneurship

Gender Differences in Business Performance: Evidence from the Characteristics of Business Owners Survey

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3718
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Oct 2008
Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia Robb
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 122 (190,009)
Citation 13

Abstract:

female entrepreneurship, business outcomes

15.

Firm, Owner, and Financing Characteristics: Differences between Female- and Male-owned Small Businesses

FEDS Working Paper No. 2002-18
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Apr 2002
Alicia Robb and John D. Wolken
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Financial Structure Section
Downloads 334 (60,091)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Small business, financing, gender

16.

The Impact of Financial Capital on Business Performance: A Comparison of Women- and Men-Owned Firms

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 May 2009
Alicia Robb and Susan Coleman
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and University of Hartford - Barney School of Business
Downloads 326 (61,839)

Abstract:

women, financing, startups

Why Are Black-Owned Businesses Less Successful than White-Owned Businesses? The Role of Families, Inheritances, and Business Human Capital

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1292
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Sep 2004
Alicia Robb and Robert W. Fairlie
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics
Downloads 166 (146,975)
Citation 31

Abstract:

business outcomes, race, family, self-employment

Why are Black-Owned Businesses Less Successful than White-Owned Businesses? The Role of Families, Inheritances, and Business Human Capital

Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2007
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Oct 2008
Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia Robb
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 137 (173,230)
Citation 31

Abstract:

18.

Kauffman Firm Survey: Presentation

2007 Kauffman Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Data
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 13 Nov 2007
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Economics
Downloads 292 (79,754)

Abstract:

19.

An Overview of the Kauffman Firm Survey: Results from the 2004-2008

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 May 2010
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, Kauffman Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Downloads 284 (79,232)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Kauffman Firm Survey, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial, Data, Longitudinal

20.

Access to Financial Capital Among U.S. Businesses: The Case of African-American Firms

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-06-33
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Nov 2007
Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia Robb
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 252 (82,836)
Citation 3

Abstract:

21.

A Comparison of New Firm Financing by Gender: Evidence from the Kauffman Firm Survey Data

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2015
Susan Coleman and Alicia Robb
University of Hartford - Barney School of Business and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 243 (95,593)
Citation 4

Abstract:

entrepreneurial finance, gender, women-owned businesses, small business finance

22.

Characteristics of New Firms: A Comparison by Gender

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 05 May 2009
Alicia Robb and Susan Coleman
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and University of Hartford - Barney School of Business
Downloads 206 (112,013)
Citation 4

Abstract:

women, Kauffman firm survey, gender, financing, firm, small business owner

23.

Determinants of Business Success: An Examination of Asian-Owned Businesses in the United States

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2566
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Jan 2007
Alicia Robb and Robert W. Fairlie
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics
Downloads 182 (128,113)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Asians, entrepreneurship, startup capital, self-employment

24.

The Role of R&D in Entrepreneurial Finance and Performance

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2014
Alicia Robb and Robert Seamans
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Downloads 174 (103,553)

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, information asymmetry, firm performance, research and development, transaction cost economics

25.

An Overview of the Kauffman Firm Survey: Results from 2011 Business Activities

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Alicia Robb and Joseph B. Farhat
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Central Connecticut State University - Department of Finance
Downloads 119 (165,051)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Kauffman Firm Survey, KFS, data, entrepreneurship, firm, longitudinal

26.

Patterns of Financing: A Comparison Between White- and African-American Young Firms - Fourth in a Series of Reports Using Data from the Kauffman Firm Survey

Kauffman Foundation Firm Survey Research
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Aug 2009
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 116 (183,533)

Abstract:

kauffman firm survey, kfs, african-american, financial capital

27.

A Market-Based Approach for Crossing the Valley of Death: The Benefits of a Capital Gains Exemption for Investments in Startups

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Robert E. Litan and Alicia Robb
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 115 (166,903)

Abstract:

capital gains, tax exemption, policy, startup

28.

Financing Strategies of New Technology-Based Firms: A Comparison of Women- and Men-Owned Firms

Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2010
Alicia Robb and Susan Coleman
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and University of Hartford - Barney School of Business
Downloads 115 (176,932)

Abstract:

gender, startup, entrepreneur, Kauffman Firm Survey, KFS, women, men, high-tech, new technology-based firms, women-owned firm, financing strategies

29.

An Overview of the Kauffman Firm Survey: Results from 2010 Business Activities

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 May 2012
Alicia Robb and E. J. Reedy
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Kauffman Foundation
Downloads 111 (181,295)
Citation 1

Abstract:

kauffman firm survey, kfs, startup, young business, data, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial

30.

An Overview of the Kauffman Firm Survey: Results from 2009 Business Activities

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 05 Apr 2011
Alicia Robb and E. J. Reedy
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Kauffman Foundation
Downloads 105 (205,753)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Kauffman Firm Survey, KFS, data, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial, activity, firm, trends

31.

Sources of Economic Hope: Women's Entrepreneurship

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Nov 2014
Alicia Robb, Susan Coleman and Dane Stangler
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, University of Hartford - Barney School of Business and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Downloads 92 (118,894)

Abstract:

entrepreneurship, Kauffman firm survey, women, female, gender gap, economic growth

32.

Casting a Wide Net: Online Activities of Small and New Businesses in the United States

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Oct 2011
Alicia Robb and E. J. Reedy
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Kauffman Foundation
Downloads 90 (223,284)

Abstract:

new business, website, Internet, sales, technology, online, Kauffman firm survey, KFS, young firms, new businesses

33.

Analyzing the 2004-2011 KFS Multiply Imputed Data

Number of pages: 82 Posted: 13 Dec 2013
Joseph B. Farhat and Alicia Robb
Central Connecticut State University - Department of Finance and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 89 (190,473)

Abstract:

kauffman firm survey, kfs, data, longitudinal, data editing

34.

Crime's Impact on the Survival Prospects of Young Urban Small Businesses

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-07-30
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Nov 2007
Timothy Bates and Alicia Robb
Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 70 (256,203)

Abstract:

35.

Analysis of Young Neighborhood Firms Serving Urban Minority Clients

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-08-11
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Jun 2008
Timothy Bates and Alicia Robb
Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs and University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Downloads 57 (288,567)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Entrepreneurship, Business Performance, Inner City Markets

36.

Kauffman Firm Survey: Audio of Presentation

2007 Kauffman Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Data
Posted: 16 Nov 2007
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Economics
Downloads 55 (295,736)
Citation 1

Abstract:

37.

Startup Financing Trends by Race: How Access to Capital Impacts Profitability

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Oct 2016
Alicia Robb and Arnobio Morelix
University of California, Berkeley - Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and University of Kansas
Downloads 0 (337,392)

Abstract:

ase, annual survey of entrepreneurs, financing, startup, entrepreneurship, census, entrepreneurs, data, survey