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Fewer IPOs

Created on June 20, 2014

Fewer IPOs

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Read the original report, "Reducing the Burden on Small Public Companies Would Promote Innovation, Job Creation, and Economic Growth."

The average number of IPOs over the past 10 years is lower than it was over the previous two 10–year periods.

Sources: Jay R. Ritter, “Initial Public Offerings: Updated Statistics,” April 20, 2014, http://bear.warrington.ufl.edu/ritter/IPOs2013Statistics.pdf (accessed June 9, 2014), and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Gross Domestic Product: Implicit Price Deflator (GDPDEF),” http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/GDPDEF/downloaddata (accessed June 9, 2014).

CHART 1 • BG 2924

Tags: SEC, Securities-and-Exchange-Commission, regulations, small-business, public, IPO, initial-public-offering

Author: David Burton