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Labor Protection and Leverage

Elena Simintzi, Vikrant Vig and Paolo Volpin.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Corporate Governance; Bankruptcy; Employment and Labour Law. 14590 words.

This paper exploits intertemporal variations in employment protection across countries and finds that rigidities in labor markets are an important determinant of firms' capital structure...

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Wrongful Discharge Laws and Innovation

Viral V. Acharya, Ramin P. Baghai and Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2014; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Corporate Governance; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Labour Standards: National and International; Employment and Labour Law. 21505 words.

We show that wrongful discharge laws—laws that protect employees against unjust dismissal—spur innovation and new firm creation. Wrongful discharge laws, particularly those that prohibit...

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