Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital in the United States

43 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2013

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Douglas J. Cumming

Florida Atlantic University

Dan Li

The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance

Date Written: September 4, 2013

Abstract

This paper empirically examines business starts, deaths, venture capital and patents in relation to U.S. public policy. The most consistent evidence in the data shows that lower levels of labor frictions and higher levels of SBIR awards are associated with more business starts and higher levels of venture capital per population. Counter to expectations, the data indicate a positive impact from the homestead exemption only among the bottom quartile homestead exemption states, and otherwise a negative impact. We analyze a variety of other policy instruments and compare the effects of policy in regular times with the financial crisis of 2008-2010.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, Public Policy, Tax, Labor Law, Bankruptcy, SBIR

JEL Classification: G24, G32, G33, G38, K22, K31, K35, L26

Suggested Citation

Cumming, Douglas J. and Li, Dan, Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital in the United States (September 4, 2013). Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2320438

Douglas J. Cumming

Florida Atlantic University ( email )

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
United States

HOME PAGE: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780124095373/

Dan Li (Contact Author)

The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance ( email )

Shenzhen
China

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