NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Geography of Crowdfunding

Ajay K. Agrawal, Christian Catalini, Avi Goldfarb

NBER Working Paper No. 16820
Issued in February 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Pierre Azoulay, Iain Cockburn, Gary Dushnitsky, Richard Florida, Jeff Furman, Ig Horstmann, Nicola Lacetera, Karim Lakhani, Matt Marx, Ed Roberts, Tim Simcoe, Scott Stern, Will Strange, Catherine Tucker, Pai-Ling Yin, and seminar participants at MIT, the Roundtable on Engineering and Entrepreneurship Research at Georgia Tech, Boston University, the Martin Prosperity Institute, the MIT Open Innovation Conference, and the University of Toronto for comments. We thank Liz Lyons who provided excellent research assistance. We also thank Johan Vosmeijer and Dagmar Heijmans, co-founders of Sellaband, for their industry insights and overall cooperation with this study. This research was funded by the Martin Prosperity Institute, the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, the NET Institute (www.netinst.org), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Errors remain our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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