Jorge Guzman

Assistant Professor of Management 

Columbia Business School


(all co-authorships listed alphabetically)

Peer Reviewed Publications


1. Guzman, J and S Stern. 2015. “Where is Silicon Valley?


    347(6222): 606-609 (link)


2. Guzman, J and A Kacperczyk. 2019. “Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship”.

    Research Policy.

    48 (9): 1666-1680. (link)

3. Guzman, J and S Stern. 2020. “The State of American Entrepreneurship? New Estimates of the Quantity and Quality of Entrepreneurship for 32 US States, 1988-2014

    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

    12 (4): 212-43 (link)

4. Fazio, C, J Guzman and S Stern. 2020. “The Impact of State-Level R&D Tax Credits on the Quantity and Quality of Entrepreneurship”.

   Economic Development Quarterly.

   34(2):188-208. (link

5. Guzman, J, J Oh and A Sen. 2020. “What Motivates Innovative Entrepreneurs? Evidence from a Global Field Experiment.”

    Management Science.

    66 (10): 4808-19. (link

6. Conti, A, and J Guzman. 2021. “What is the U.S. Comparative Advantage in Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Israeli Migrations to the United States”.

    Forthcoming at The Review of Economics and Statistics.


Working Papers

Revise & Resubmit


7. Guzman, J, and A Li. 2019. "Measuring Founding Strategy."

     Revise & Resubmit at Management Science.


8. Andrews, RJ, C Fazio, Y Liu, J Guzman, and S Stern. 2020. “The Startup Cartography Project: Measuring and Mapping Entrepreneurial Ecosystems”.

   Revise & Resubmit at Research Policy.



9. Guzman, J. 2018."Go West Young Firm:  The Benefits of Startup Relocation to Silicon Valley".

Revise & Resubmit at Management Science. 


 Working Papers

10. Catalini, C, J Guzman and S Stern. 2019. “Passive Versus Active Growth: Evidence from Founder Choices and Venture Capital Investment”. (link)

11. Guzman, J, and Y Liu. 2020. "Short Term Credit Costs and U.S. Entrepreneurship."  (link)

12. Guzman, J. 2020. "The Direct Effect of Corporate Law on Entrepreneurship."  (link)

13. Conti, A, J Guzman, and R Rabi. 2020. "Information Frictions in the Market for Startup Acquisitions." (link)

14. Guzman, J, J Oh, and A Sen. 2020. "How Do (Green) Innovators Respond to Climate Change Scenarios? Evidence from a Field Experiment"  (link)

Book Volumes

15. Guzman, Jorge and Scott Stern. 2017. “Nowcasting and Placecasting Entrepreneurial Quality and Performance”. in Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges. Eds. John Haltiwanger, Erik Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar. University of Chicago Press. 1st Edition. (link)

Policy Reports and Press Articles

16. Fazio, Cathy, Jorge Guzman, Fiona Murray and Scott Stern. 2016. “A New View of the Skew: A Quantitative Assessment of the Quality of American Entrepreneurship”. MIT Innovation Initiative Laboratory for Innovation Science and Policy. Policy Report

17. Fazio, Cathy, Jorge Guzman, and Scott Stern. 2020. "New businesses  need a big rescue, too" (link)

The Startup Cartography Project

joint with RJ Andrews, Catherine Fazio, Yupeng Liu, and Scott Stern.


Project Description

This project leverages population-level business registration records and predictive analytics to form novel measures of entrepreneurial quantity, quality and performance at an arbitrary level of geographic and temporal granularity.  The purpose of this website is to provide a public access interactive website, data repository, and research archive that makes this work accessible to researchers, public and private sector analysts, and the public.    The website tools are designed to facilitate detailed visualization of entrepreneurial ecosystems (at multiple levels of visualization), track entrepreneurial dynamics over time, and provide data that might be applicable to a wide range of research and policy purposes.

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For code and a few links, please visit my code page (and Github account)