I want to write a post about this. So I’d be interested to read any existing work, especially anything quantitative*. I’m also interested in work from non-EAs, especially economists (but also anyone else who you think is relevant).
So far I’m aware of
Brian Tomasik’s analysis about founding a start-up to do earning-to-give
Nordhaus’s 2004 paper estimating that innovators capture about 2.2 percent of the social value they create
(Paul Graham essays)
(Most of these I haven’t read yet, but plan to do so soon.)
Thanks in advance for any pointers!
*not because I dismiss qualitative things, but because I have already listened to many founder interviews etc.