Tag Archives: IPOs

Costly Environmental and Social Incidents: New Evidence from Equity Issuance

By | August 5, 2021

There is a burgeoning awareness of corporate social performance in the current business climate. Yet, there remains much confusion over the value proposition of corporate nonfinancial investments in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) areas. To date, the bulk of research attempts to link firm-level ESG ratings provided by third-party rating agencies to a wide… Read More »

M&A Role in the VC Ecosystem: A View on Possible Antitrust Implications

By | July 2, 2021

Several proposals in the House and Senate are aimed at substantially curbing M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) activity as part of changes focused on antitrust. In a recent study, titled “Mergers, Antitrust, and the Interplay of Entrepreneurial Activity and the Investments That Fund it”, we shed light on the possible implications to startup-driven innovation, in general,… Read More »

What Kind of Asset is Our Digital Personal Data?

By | June 15, 2021

“It was the ‘Wizard of Oz’ in digital format as the four titans of Big Tech testified via video before the House Antitrust Subcommittee. Just like in the movie, what the subcommittee saw was controlled by a force hidden from view. The wizard in this case – the reason these four companies are so powerful… Read More »