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This study investigates the gender gap in entrepreneurship in the technology industry. Digitization has created vast economic opportunities in the technology sector and has lowered many barriers to entry, thus reducing traditional frictions regarding entrepreneurship and potentially increasing opportunities for female founders. However, anecdotal e...
Combining data from the social progress index and measures of economic institutions and performance, our analysis focuses on how changes in economic institutions and performance are related to subsequent changes in social progress (noneconomic dimensions of societal performance). We document a positive relationship between improved economic perform...
Accelerator programs are an increasingly important part of entrepreneurial ecosystems. While accelerators have core defining features—fixed-term, cohort-based educational and mentorship programs for startups— there is also significant variation amongst them. In this paper, we relate key variation in the antecedents, organizational design and operat...
Though economists have long recognized that GDP is not by itself a measure of societal well-being, most GDP alternatives incorporate direct measures of economic performance. We propose instead an independently constructed measure, a social progress index, focusing exclusively on noneconomic dimensions of societal performance, highlighting three cor...
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the role that formal intellectual property rights (IPR) play in shaping the downstream demand for knowledge that is initially disclosed through scientific publication in fields where research is generated and utilized across different institutional settings (i.e. academia versus industry). For scientific d...
This study examines a hedonic regression model of digital camera prices using data collected from an internet price comparison service. We find that a small number of product characteristics explains most of the variation in camera prices. In addition, the model demonstrates substantial downward pressure on camera prices during the time period cons...