The Short-Run Effects of Gdpr on Technology Venture Investment

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Jian Jia

Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business

Ginger Zhe Jin

University of Maryland - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Liad Wagman

Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business, IIT

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Date Written: November 2018

Abstract

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the European Union in May 2018. We study its short-run impact on investment in new and emerging technology firms. Our findings indicate negative post-GDPR effects on EU ventures, relative to their US counterparts. The negative effects manifest in the overall dollar amounts raised across funding deals, the number of deals, and the dollar amount raised per individual deal.

Suggested Citation

Jia, Jian and Jin, Ginger Zhe and Wagman, Liad, The Short-Run Effects of Gdpr on Technology Venture Investment (November 2018). NBER Working Paper No. w25248, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3282948

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