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Are All the Sacred Cows Dead? Implications of the Financial Crisis for Macro- and Financial Policies

Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt and Luis Servén.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; International Finance; Financial Regulation; Banking; Corporate Governance. 14710 words.

The recent global financial crisis has shaken the confidence of industrial and developing countries alike in the very blueprint of the financial and macropolicies that underlie the Western...

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Balance Sheet Effects, Bailout Guarantees and Financial Crises

Martin Schneider and Aaron Tornell.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2004; p ublished online July 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; International Finance. 16474 words.

This paper provides a model of boom-bust episodes in middle-income countries. It is based on sectoral differences in corporate finance: the nontradables sector is special in that it faces a...

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Capital-Market Effects of Securities Regulation: Prior Conditions, Implementation, and Enforcement

Hans B. Christensen, Luzi Hail and Christian Leuz.

in The Review of Financial Studies

November 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; International Financial Markets; Financial Regulation; Corporate Governance; Law and Economics; Accounting. 20691 words.

We examine the capital-market effects of changes in securities regulation in the European Union aimed at reducing market abuse and increasing transparency. To estimate causal effects for...

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The Composition Matters: Capital Inflows and Liquidity Crunch During a Global Economic Crisis

Hui Tong and Shang-Jin Wei.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2011; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance. 12578 words.

This article studies whether the volume and composition of capital flows affect the degree of credit crunch during the 2007–2009 crisis. Using data on 3,823 firms in 24 emerging countries,...

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Corporate Governance at the World Bank and the Dilemma of Global Governance

Ashwin Kaja and Eric Werker.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; International Relations and International Political Economy; Mergers and Acquisitions. 9718 words.

Most major decisions at the World Bank are made by its Board of Executive Directors. While some countries enjoy the opportunity to serve on this powerful body, most countries rarely, if...

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Corporate Post-Retirement Benefit Plans and Leverage

Söhnke M. Bartram.

in Review of Finance

March 2016; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; International Finance. 23891 words.

Defined benefit pension and health care plans are important for firm leverage around the world. While consolidating off-balance sheet post-retirement plans increases effective leverage by...

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Credit Constraints, Heterogeneous Firms, and International Trade

Kalina Manova.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Financial Regulation; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance; International Finance. 16775 words.

Financial market imperfections severely restrict international trade flows because exporters require external capital. This article identifies and quantifies the three mechanisms through...

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Do Country-level Investor Protections Affect Security-level Contract Design? Evidence from Foreign Bond Covenants

Darius P. Miller and Natalia Reisel.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2012; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions. 13687 words.

This article studies the ability of security-level contracts to substitute for poor country-level investor protections. Using a cross-country sample of restrictive covenants, we find that...

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Do Debt Contract Enforcement Costs Affect Financing and Asset Structure?

Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Abhiroop Mukherjee and Manpreet Singh.

in The Review of Financial Studies

October 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Corporate Governance; Bankruptcy; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics. 18411 words.

Using the staggered introduction of fast-track debt recovery courts in India, we estimate the causal effect of a reduction in debt contract enforcement costs on financing and asset...

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Do Implicit Barriers Matter for Globalization?

Francesca Carrieri, Ines Chaieb and Vihang Errunza.

in The Review of Financial Studies

July 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Financial Markets; International Finance; Corporate Governance. 19927 words.

Market liberalization may not result in full market integration if implicit barriers are important. We test this proposition for investable and non-investable segments of twenty-two...

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