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Jorge Guzman

Gantcher Associate Professor of Business
Columbia University

Affiliations: NBER, J-PAL


(all co-authorships are listed alphabetically)

Peer-Reviewed Publications


1. Partisan Entrepreneurship

      Engelberg, J, J Guzman, R Liu, and W Mullins. 2024.

      Journal of Finance. Forthcoming. (link)

2.  Entrepreneurial Migration.

      Bryan, K, and J Guzman. 2023.

      The Review of Economics and Statistics. Forthcoming. (link)

3. Go West Young Firm: The Impact of Startup Migration on the Performance of Migrants

     Guzman, J. 2023. 

     Management Science. Published in Advance Online. (link)

4. The Direct Effect of Corporate Law on Entrepreneurship 

      Guzman, J. 2023.

    The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations. September, 2023. (link)

5. Climate Change Framing and Innovator Attention: Evidence from an Email Field Experiment

      Guzman, J, J Oh, and A Sen. 2023.

      Proceedings National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 120 (3): 1-8. (link)

6. What is the U.S. Comparative Advantage in Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Israeli Migrations

     to the United States.

     Conti, A, and J Guzman. 2023.

    The Review of Economics and Statistics. 105 (3): 528-544. (link)

7. Measuring Founding Strategy

     Guzman, J, and A Li. 2023.

     Management Science. 69 (1): 101-18. (link) (appendix)

8. The Startup Cartography Project: Measuring and Mapping Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

     Andrews, RJ, C Fazio, Y Liu, J Guzman, and S Stern. 2022.

     Research Policy. 51 (2). (link)

9. What Motivates Innovative Entrepreneurs? Evidence from a Global Field Experiment.

     Guzman, J, J Oh and A Sen. 2020.

    Management Science. 66 (10): 4808-19. (link

10. The Impact of State-Level R&D Tax Credits on the Quantity and Quality of Entrepreneurship

     Fazio, C, J Guzman and S Stern. 2020.    

    Economic Development Quarterly. 34(2):188-208. (link

11. The State of American Entrepreneurship? New Estimates of the Quantity and Quality of Entrepreneurship

    for 32 US States, 1988-2014

     Guzman, J and S Stern. 2020.

    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 12 (4): 212-43 (link)

12. Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship.

    Guzman, J and A Kacperczyk. 2019.   

    Research Policy. 48 (9): 1666-1680. (link)

13. Where is Silicon Valley?

    Guzman, J and S Stern. 2015.    Science. 347(6222): 606-609 (link)

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

14. Discussion of Decker, Ryan, and John Haltiwanger. ‘Surging Business Formation in the Pandemic:

      Causes and Consequences?’

       Guzman, J. 2023

       Brookings Papers of Economic Activity. Fall, 2023. 

15. Accelerating Innovation Ecosystems: The Promise and Challenges of Regional Innovation Engine

       Guzman, J, F Murray, S Stern, and H Williams. 2023. 

       NBER Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy and the Economy, Vol. 3 (link)  (3-page summary)

16. Refugee Entrepreneurship: The Case of Venezuelans in Colombia

     Bahar, D, B Cowgill, and J Guzman. 2023.

    American Economic Association Papers & Proceedings 133: 352-56 (link

17. Nowcasting and Placecasting Entrepreneurial Quality and Performance.

      Guzman, J and S Stern. 2017.

     in NBER Volume on Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges. (link)

18. A New View of the Skew: A Quantitative Assessment of the Quality of American Entrepreneurship.

      Fazio, C, J Guzman, F Murray and S Stern. 2016.

      MIT Innovation Initiative Laboratory for Innovation Science and Policy. Policy Report

Working Papers

Revise & Resubmit

19. The Compositions and Dynamics of Technology-Enabled Entrepreneurship

      Colaiacovo, I, D Gross, and J Guzman. 2023.

      Revise & Resubmit at Strategic Management Journal. (link)

20.  The Impact of High Skilled Immigration on Regional Entrepreneurship.

        Tareque,I, J Guzman, and D Wang. 2022.(link)

        Revise & Resubmit at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

 Working Papers

21. How is COVID Changing the Geography of Entrepreneurship? Evidence from the Startup Cartography Project 

      Fazio, C, J Guzman, Y Liu, and S Stern. 2021. (link)

22. Treatment Effects in Strategic Management

      Guzman, J. 2021. (link)

23. Legalizing Entrepreneurship

       Bahar, Dany, Bo Cowgill, and Jorge Guzman. 2022.   (link)

24. Incentivizing Innovation in Open Source: Evidence from the GitHub Sponsors Program

      Conti, Annamaria, Vansh Gupta, Jorge Guzman, and Maria Roche. 2023. (link)

25. Third Places and Neighborhood Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Starbucks Cafés

      Choi, Jinkyong, Jorge Guzman, and Mario Small. 2023. (link)

 Inactive Working Papers

26. Passive Versus Active Growth: Evidence from Founder Choices and Venture Capital Investment.

      Catalini, C, J Guzman and S Stern. 2019. (link)

27. Short Term Credit Costs and U.S. Entrepreneurship. 

      Guzman, J, and Y Liu. 2020. (link)

28. Herding in the Market for Startup Acquisitions.

      Conti, A, J Guzman, and R Rabi. 2020. (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)

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