Public Versus Private Firms


The vast majority of firms in the U.S. and across the world—including virtually all startups—are privately held. This presentation will begin by comparing the regulatory and information environments surrounding private firms and their more commonly-studied publicly listed counterparts. We will then discuss the differences between the financing, investment, and innovation policies of public and private firms, and we will try to connect these differences to their choice of listing status.


Lecturer: Joan Farre-Mensa (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago)

Date: November 9th, 2020


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