Emin Dinlersoz

Welcome to my personal web page. I am a Principal Economist at the

Center for Economic Studies (CES).

My work focuses on research in economics, and data analysis and development. My research areas include firm and industry dynamics, firm financing, industrial and labor relations, entrepreneurship, and technology adoption.

I am one of the developers of the Business Formation Statistics and the team lead at CES on data collection and research on technology use by firms (Tech Stats). I am also part of the team that developed and analyzed the Small Business Pulse Survey.

Recent working papers and work in progress

Entry, Business Formation, and Entrepreneurship

  • "The Local Origins of Business Formation", with Timothy Dunne, John Haltiwanger, and Veronika Penciakova, in progress.

  • "The Modes of Entry: Employer versus Non-Employer Business Formation", with Adela Luque, in progress.

  • "Business Applications as Economic Indicators", with Jose Asturias, John Haltiwanger, and Rebecca Hutchinson. CES Working Paper CES-21-09 version: May 2021.


Technology Adoption and Automation

  • "AI Adoption in America: Who, What, and Where", with Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Zachary Kroff, J. Frank Li, Kristina McElheran, and Nikolas Zolas, prepared for Journal of Economics and Management Strategy - special issue on The Business Revolution.


Intangibles, Productivity, and Firm/Industry Dynamics

  • "The Role of Trademarks in the U.S. Economy: From Micro Evidence to Macro Outcomes", with Nathan Goldschlag, Mehmet Yorukoglu, and Nikolas Zolas, in progress.


Firm Financing

  • "Financial Structure and Volatility of Privately-Owned Firms", with Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Veronika Penciakova, and Vincenzo Quadrini, in progress.

  • "Synergizing Ventures", with Ufuk Akcigit, Jeremy Greenwood, and Veronika Penciakova. April 2022, forthcoming Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.


COVID-19 and Businesses

These papers mainly describe new data for measuring business performance during the pandemic: