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February 2020

John Treu – WVU – Brown Bag Series

7 February @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194
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Ting Xu – Darden – Brown Bag Series

10 February @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 294

Financing Entrepreneurship: Tax Incentives for Early-Stage Investors Governments often subsidize startups with the goal of spurring entrepreneurship using tax incentives. Exploiting the staggered implementation of angel investor tax credits in 31 U.S. states from 1988 to 2018, we find that these programs increase the number of angel investments and average…

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Rich Evans – Darden – Brown Bag Series

12 February @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194

The Performance of Diverse Teams: Evidence from U.S. Mutual Funds We use the U.S. mutual fund industry to study the relation between team diversity and performance. Focusing on diversity concerning political ideology, we find that diverse portfolio manager teams outperform homogeneous teams and have a higher active share, and tracking…

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Rafael Zambrana – Notre Dame – Brown Bag Series

24 February @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194

Entrepreneurship and Regional Windfall Gains: Evidence from the Spanish Christmas Lottery The Spanish Christmas Lottery is the largest lottery worldwide. We exploit local windfall gains arising from lottery prizes to estimate the effect of income on entrepreneurship. We find higher firm creation and greater self-employment in winning provinces. Our estimates…

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March 2020

Gilles Hilary — Georgetown — Brown Bag Series

6 March @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194
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