The Legal Environment's Negative Impact on Investing (2014)
Source: Le Merle, Matthew C., Tallulah J. Le Merle and Evan Engstrom. "The Impact of Internet Regulation on Early Stage Investment, " Fifth Era, November, 2014
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2014
Geographical area: Global
Method: Survey (N =330)
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In the survey, investors were asked which of four factors had the most negative impact on their investing behavior: the legal environment, the economy, the competitive environment, or the expected return on their investment. The results show that in all eight countries, investors view the legal environment as having the most negative impact, with an average of 89% of investors surveyed saying it had a modest or strongly negative impact, 93% of United States investors feeling this way, and an average of 89% of the European Union investors concurring. European Union refers to EU28. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.