Tax Policy, Venture Capital, and Entrepreneurship
The paper studies the effects of tax policy on venture capital activity. Entrepreneurs pursue a single high risk project each but have no own resources. Financiers provide equity finance. They must structure the entrepreneur's profit share and base salary to assure their incentives for full effort. In addition to providing equity finance, venture capitalists assist with valuable business advice to enhance survival rates. Within a general equilibrium framework with a traditional and an entrepreneurial sector, the paper investigates the effects of taxes on the equilibrium level of entrepreneurship and managerial advice. It considers dierential wage and capital income taxes, a comprehensive income tax, incomplete loss offset, progressive taxation as well as investment and output subsidies to the entrepreneurial sector.
|Date of creation:||Oct 2000|
|Publication status:||published as Keuschnigg, Christian and Soren Bo Nielsen. "Tax Policy, Venture Capital, And Entrepreneurship," Journal of Public Economics, 2003, v87(1,Jan), 185-203.|
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