Labor Regulations and European Venture Capital

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Title: Labor Regulations and European Venture Capital
Author: Bozkaya, Ant; Kerr, William Robert

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Citation: Bozkaya, Ant, and William R. Kerr. "Labor Regulations and European Venture Capital." Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (forthcoming).
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Abstract: European nations substitute between employment protection regulations and labor market expenditures (e.g., unemployment insurance benefits) for providing worker insurance. Employment regulations more directly tax firms making frequent labor adjustments than other labor market insurance mechanisms. Venture capital investors are especially sensitive to these labor adjustment costs. Nations favoring labor market expenditures as the mechanism for providing worker insurance developed stronger venture capital markets over 1990–2008, especially in high volatility sectors. In this context, policy mechanisms are more important than the overall level of worker insurance.
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