Tomer Berkovitz

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U novel data on European firms, this paper investigates the relationship between business groups and innovation. Controlling for various firm characteristics, we find that group affiliates are more innovative than standalones. We examine several hypotheses to explain this finding, focusing on group internal capital markets and knowledge spillovers. We find(More)
This paper investigates the e¤ect of country-level …nancial development on the formation of corporate groups. Since cross-country regressions are hard to interpret in a causal sense, we use exogenous industry measures to investigate a speci…c channel through which …nancial development may a¤ect group a¢ liation: internal capital markets. Using a(More)
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