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Estimating the Benefits of Contractual Completeness

Gregor Matvos.

in The Review of Financial Studies

November 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Economics; Contract Law; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 22909 words.

I provide a revealed-preference-based framework that uses covenant prices and choices to quantitatively study how covenants generate firm benefits by completing debt contracts. I use a...

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Optimal Property Rights in Financial Contracting

Kenneth Ayotte and Patrick Bolton.

in The Review of Financial Studies

October 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Property Law; Contract Law; Corporate Governance; Bankruptcy. 16338 words.

This article adopts a definition of property rights from legal scholarship: A property right (in contrast to a contractual right) is enforceable, not only against the parties to a contract,...

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Repossession and the Democratization of Credit

Juliano J. Assunção, Efraim Benmelech and Fernando S. S. Silva.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Bankruptcy; Contract Law; Law and Economics. 13188 words.

We exploit a 2004 credit reform in Brazil that simplified the sale of repossessed cars used as collateral for auto loans. We show that the reform expanded credit to riskier, self-employed...

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Ties that Truly Bind: Noncompetition Agreements, Executive Compensation, and Firm Investment

Mark J. Garmaise.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2011; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Contract Law; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Corporate Governance. 19105 words.

We study the effects of noncompetition agreements by analyzing time-series and cross-sectional variation in the enforceability of these contracts across US states. We find that tougher...

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