Erin McGuire


I am an applied economist, with research interests in entrepreneurship, corporate finance, and economic history. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow in Entrepreneurship at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Link to CV

Research Interests

The two central goals of my research are to answer important open questions in entrepreneurship and contribute to a deeper understanding of individual risk-taking. My current research focuses on three broad areas: (1) frictions in the entrepreneurial financing market and policies directed at mitigating these frictions, (2) the value of past entrepreneurial experience over the business cycle, and (3) the role of economic conditions in earlier periods on investment decisions later in life.

In order to answer these questions, I combine theory and empirical methodologies from labor economics, corporate finance, and industrial organization. This enables me to combine a solid theoretical background with clearly identified models that address each of these topics.

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