NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Private Equity and Employment

Steven J. Davis, John C. Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, Josh Lerner, Javier Miranda

NBER Working Paper No. 17399
Issued in September 2011

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We thank Chris Allen, Ronald Davis, Kyle Handley, and Sarah Woolverton for research assistance with this project and Per Stromberg for data on the classification of private equity transactions. Francesca Cornelli, Per Stromberg, a number of practitioners, and participants at the American Economic Association meetings, the NBER “New World of Private Equity” conference, the AEI Conference on “The History, Impact and Future of Private Equity,” and various university conferences and seminars provided many helpful comments. The World Economic Forum, the Kauffman Foundation, Harvard Business School’s Division of Research, and the Global Markets Initiative at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business provided generous financial support for this research. One of the authors has advised institutional investors in private equity funds, private equity groups, and governments designing policies relevant to private equity. The analysis and results presented herein are attributable to the authors and do not necessarily reflect concurrence by the US Census Bureau. All results have been reviewed to ensure that no confidential information is disclosed. All errors and omissions are 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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