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Author:Zarutskie, Rebecca 

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Going Entrepreneurial? IPOs and New Firm Creation

Using matched employee-employer US Census data, we examine the effect of a successful initial public offering (IPO) on employee departures to startups. Accounting for the endogeneity of a firm?s choice to go public, we find strong evidence that going public induces employees to leave for start-ups. Moreover, we document that the increase in turnover following an IPO is driven by employees departing to start-ups; we find no change in the rate of employee departures for established firms. We present evidence that, following an IPO, many employees who received stock grants experience a positive ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2017-022

Working Paper
Are the Borrowing Costs of Large Financial Firms Unusual?

Estimates of investor expectations of government support of large financial firms are often based on large financial firms' lower borrowing costs relative to smaller financial firms. Using pricing data on credit default swaps (CDS) and corporate bonds over the period 2004 to 2013, however, we find that the CDS and bond spreads of financial firms are no more sensitive to borrower size than the spreads of non-financial firms. Outside of the financial crisis period, spreads are more sensitive to borrower size in several non-financial industries. We find that size-related differences in spreads ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2015-24

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Pay, Employment, and Dynamics of Young Firms

Why do young firms pay less? Using confidential microdata from the US Census Bureau, we find lower earnings among workers at young firms. However, we argue that such measurement is likely subject to worker and firm selection. Exploiting the two-sided panel nature of the data to control for relevant dimensions of worker and firm heterogeneity, we uncover a positive and significant young-firm pay premium. Furthermore, we show that worker selection at firm birth is related to future firm dynamics, including survival and growth. We tie our empirical findings to a simple model of pay, employment, ...
Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute Working Papers , Paper 21

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Who works for startups? The relation between firm age, employee age, and growth

Young firms disproportionately employ young workers, controlling for firm size, industry, geography and time. The same positive correlation between young firms and young employees holds when we look just at new hires. On average, young employees in young firms earn higher wages than young employees in older firms. Further, young employees disproportionately join young firms with greater innovation potential and that exhibit higher growth, conditional on survival. These facts are consistent with the argument that the skills, risk tolerance, and career dynamics of young workers are contributing ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2013-75

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Issues Regarding the Use of the Policy Rate Tool

We review two nonstandard uses of the policy rate tool, which provide additional stimulus when interest rates are close to or at the effective lower bound—forward guidance and negative interest rate policy. In particular, we survey the use of these tools since the star otf the Great Recession, review evidence of their effectiveness, and discuss key considerations that confront monetary policymakers while using them.
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2020-070

Discussion Paper
Business Investor Activity in the Single-Family-Housing Market

We discuss recent purchase activity by business investors in the market for single-family homes and consider the possible benefits and risks of this activity.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2013-12-05

Discussion Paper
Interest on Excess Reserves and U.S. Commercial Bank Lending

In this note, we empirically assess whether changes in the interest on excess reserves (IOER) rate and changes in the spread between the IOER rate and the effective federal funds rate (EFFR) have affected banks’ reserve holdings and lending, controlling for changes in the stance of monetary policy and other macroeconomic conditions.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2019-10-18

Discussion Paper
Changes in Monetary Policy and Banks' Net Interest Margins: A Comparison across Four Tightening Episodes

In this note, we examine how U.S. banks' NIMs have varied over the most recent monetary policy tightening episode compared with the three previous monetary policy tightening episodes.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2019-04-19-2

Discussion Paper
An Aggregate View of Bank Lending Standards and Demand

The Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices (SLOOS) provides information about the supply of, and demand for, bank credit in the United States on a quarterly basis. SLOOS responses are used internally by Federal Reserve staff in monitoring bank lending conditions and as an input into research and analysis about broader economic and financial conditions.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2020-05-04

Conference Paper
Does bank competition affect how much firms can borrow? new evidence from the U.S.

Proceedings , Paper 856


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