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Data and Code for: State of American Entrepreneurship

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Guzman, Jorge (Columbia University)
  • Stern, Scott (MIT)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • Abstract

    Assessing the state of American entrepreneurship requires not simply counting the quantity but also the initial quality of new ventures. Combining comprehensive business registries and predictive analytics, we present estimates of entrepreneurial quantity and quality from 1988-2014. Rather than a secular pattern of declining business dynamism, our quality-adjusted measures follow a cyclical pattern sensitive to economic and capital market conditions. Consistent with the role of investment cycles as a driver of high-growth entrepreneurship, our results highlight the role of economic and institutional conditions as a driver of both initial entrepreneurial quality and the scaling of new ventures over time.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-01-01 / 2014-12-31
    Time Period: Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1988--Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014
  • 2015-01-01 / 2019-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2019
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All business who are legally registered in any of 32 US states between 1988 and 2014.
Collection Mode
  • other;

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    The State of American Entrepreneurship: New Estimates of the Quality and Quantity of Entrepreneurship for 32 US States, 1988-2014By Jorge Guzman and Scott Stern

This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
  • Is version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E111705
  • Fazio, Catherine, Jorge Guzman, and Scott Stern. “The Impact of State-Level R&D Tax Credits on the Quantity and Quality of Entrepreneurship.” NBER Working Paper No. 26099, n.d.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Guzman, Jorge, and Aleksandra Kacperczyk. “Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship.” SSRN Electronic Journal, 2018.
    • ID: 10.2139/ssrn.3282574 (DOI)
  • Guzman, Jorge, and Scott Stern. “ The State of American Entrepreneurship: New Estimates of the Quality and Quantity of Entrepreneurship for 32 US States, 1988-2014.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, n.d.
  • Guzman, Jorge, and Scott Stern. “Where Is Silicon Valley?” Science 347, no. 6222 (February 6, 2015): 606–9.
    • ID: 10.1126/science.aaa0201 (DOI)
  • Guzman, Jorge. “Go West Young Firm: The Value of Entrepreneurial Migration for Startups and Their Founders.” SSRN Electronic Journal, 2018.
    • ID: 10.2139/ssrn.3175328 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-27 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-10-27

Guzman, Jorge; Stern, Scott (2020): Data and Code for: State of American Entrepreneurship. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.