Public Policy

The Effects of Business Accelerators on Venture Performance: Evidence from Start-up Chile (joint with Michael Leatherbee)

"Published in Review of Financial Studies"
2018

Do business accelerators affect new venture performance? We investigate this question in the context of Start-Up Chile, an ecosystem accelerator. We focus on two treatment conditions typically found in business accelerators: basic services of funding and coworking space, and additional […]

How Sensitive is Young Firm Investment to the Cost of Outside Equity? Evidence from a UK Tax Relief (joint with Daniel Paravisini)

Winner Premio Jaime Fernandez de Araoz
2016

This paper estimates the sensitivity of entrepreneurial investment to the cost of equity. We use variation in access to two tax relief programs for individual equity investors in the UK as a source of exogenous variation in the cost of […]