Filippo Mezzanotti

Associate Professor of Finance

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Contact Research CV Courses


"Shocks and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Electronic Payment Systems "

(with Nicolas Crouzet and Apoorv Gupta), Accepted at The Journal of Political Economy, November 2022

"Financial Disruptions and the Organization of Innovation: Evidence from the Great Depression"

(with Tania Babina, Asaf Bernstein), Accepted at The Review of Financial Studies, October 2022 (previously circulating as "Crisis Innovation")

"Investor Tax Credits and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from U.S. States"

(with Matthew Denes, Sabrina Howell, Xinxin Wang, and Ting Xu), The Journal of Finance, Forthcoming

This work builds on two previous papers "Financing Entrepreneurship through the Tax Code: Angel Investor Tax Credits," by Howell and Mezzanotti (NBER WP), and "Financing Entrepreneurship: Tax Incentives for Early-Stage Investors" by Denes, Wang, and Xu.

"Capital Destruction and Economic Growth: The Effects of Sherman's March, 1850-1920"

(with James J. Feigenbaum, and James Lee), American Economic Journal: Applied, 2022

"Roadblock to Innovation: The Role of Patent Litigation in Corporate R&D"

Management Science, 2021

"Sovereign debt exposure and the bank lending channel: impact on credit supply and the real economy"

(with Margherita Bottero, and Simone Lenzu), Journal of International Economics, 2020.

"Patent Policy and American Innovation After eBay: An Empirical Examination"

(with Tim Simcoe), Research Policy, 2019

"Private Equity and Financial Fragility during the Crisis"

(with Shai Bernstein and Josh Lerner), The Review of Financial Studies, 2019

Other Publications

"Private Equity and Portfolio Companies: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis"

(with Shai Bernstein and Josh Lerner), Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 2020

Working Papers

"Research and/or Development? Financial Frictions and Innovation Investment"

(with Tim Simcoe), July 2023

"Innovation and Appropriability: Revisiting the Role of Intellectual Property"

(with Tim Simcoe), June 2023

"Technology Adoption and Career Concerns: Evidence from the Adoption of Digital Technology in Motion Pictures"

(with Grant Goehring and S. Abraham Ravid), July 2023

"Bank Distress and Manufacturing: Evidence from the Great Depression"

(with James Lee), August 2017