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Geography and Industry Meets Venture Capital

  • Yochanan Shachmurove

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    (Department of Economics, The City College of the City University of New York, and Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania)

Do certain regions inherently enjoy an advantage in venture capital investment decisions? And how do industry characteristics affect venture capital activity? These questions fall under the reemerging study of economic geography, which suggests the importance of industrial location to economic decision making. Through the lens of economic geography, this paper examines the impact of industrial and regional characteristics on venture capital activities from 1996 to 2005. Analyzing venture capital data with nineteen regions and seventeen industries, this study affirms the significance of geography and industry to investment trends in venture capital.

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Paper provided by Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania in its series PIER Working Paper Archive with number 07-015.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 30 Mar 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pen:papers:07-015
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