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Addressing the “Wicked Problem” of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Thomas Jayne and Gerald Shively.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Regulation; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8875 words.

This article reviews and critically assesses evidence on input subsidy programs implemented in selected countries over the past decade in Africa. We believe that input subsidies should be...

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Are Mutual Funds Active Voters?

Peter Iliev and Michelle Lowry.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 18130 words.

Mutual funds vary greatly in their reliance on proxy advisory recommendations. Over 25% of funds rely almost entirely on Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommendations, while...

Are U.S. CEOs Paid More? New International Evidence

Nuno Fernandes, Miguel A. Ferreira, Pedro Matos and Kevin J. Murphy.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 19479 words.

This paper challenges the widely accepted stylized fact that chief executive officers (CEOs) in the United States are paid significantly more than their foreign counterparts. Using CEO pay...

Auditor Conservatism, Incentive Compensation, and the Quality of Financial Reporting

Ravi Singh and Ian Larkin.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

November 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics; Accounting; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 13040 words.

This paper examines how performance-based compensation for managers influences their reporting behavior and the resulting stance auditors take when deciding whether to certify a manager’s...

Big Business Owners in Politics

Pramuan Bunkanwanicha and Yupana Wiwattanakantang.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2009; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Financial Markets; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics; Other Economic Systems. 15495 words.

This paper investigates a little studied but common mechanism that firms use to obtain state favors: business owners themselves seeking election to top office. Using Thailand as a research...

Board Structure and Monitoring: New Evidence from CEO Turnovers

Lixiong Guo and Ronald W. Masulis.

in The Review of Financial Studies

October 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 18917 words.

We use the 2003 NYSE and NASDAQ listing rules for board and committee independence as a quasinatural experiment to examine the causal relations between board structure and CEO monitoring....

Cash-in-the-Market Pricing and Optimal Resolution of Bank Failures

Viral V. Acharya and Tanju Yorulmazer.

in The Review of Financial Studies

November 2008; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Financial Regulation; Corporate Regulation; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; Welfare Economics. 16795 words.

As the number of bank failures increases, the set of assets available for acquisition by surviving banks enlarges but the total liquidity available with surviving banks falls. This results...

Caught between Scylla and Charybdis? Regulating Bank Leverage When There Is Rent Seeking and Risk Shifting

Viral V. Acharya, Hamid Mehran and Anjan V. Thakor.

in The Review of Corporate Finance Studies

March 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Financial Regulation; Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation. 17722 words.

We develop a theory of optimal bank leverage in which the benefit of debt in inducing loan monitoring is balanced against the benefit of equity in attenuating risk shifting. However, faced...

The Challenges of Bankruptcy Reform

Elena Cirmizi, Leora Klapper and Mahesh Uttamchandani.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Bankruptcy; Corporate Regulation; Economic Development. 7385 words.

The 2008 financial crisis was followed by a global economic downturn, a credit crunch, and a reduction in cross-border lending, trade finance, and foreign direct investment, which adversely...

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The Changing of the Boards: The Impact on Firm Valuation of Mandated Female Board Representation

Kenneth R. Ahern and Amy K. Dittmar.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

February 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 16559 words.

In 2003, a new law required that 40% of Norwegian firms' directors be women—at the time only 9% of directors were women. We use the prequota cross-sectional variation in female board...

China’s Pseudo-monetary Policy

Yongheng Deng, Randall Morck, Jing Wu and Bernard Yeung.

in Review of Finance

March 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; Financial Regulation; Corporate Regulation; Development Planning and Policy; Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location. 13490 words.

China’s monetary stimulation after the global financial crisis rapidly boosted its GDP. We argue that its efficacy derives from state control over its banking and corporate sectors. Beijing...

Competition and Bank Opacity

Liangliang Jiang, Ross Levine and Chen Lin.

in The Review of Financial Studies

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Financial Regulation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 14454 words.

Did regulatory reforms that lowered barriers to competition increase or decrease the quality of information that banks disclose to the public? By integrating the gravity model of investment...

Control of Corporate Decisions: Shareholders vs. Management

Milton Harris and Artur Raviv.

in The Review of Financial Studies

November 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 15343 words.

This article addresses the issue of whether shareholders would be better off with enhanced control over corporate decisions. The issue has been hotly debated in the recent literature. Our...

Corporate Governance Objectives of Labor Union Shareholders: Evidence from Proxy Voting

Ashwini K. Agrawal.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2012; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics. 18191 words.

Labor union pension funds have become increasingly vocal in governance matters; however, their motives are subject to fierce debate. I examine the proxy votes of AFL-CIO union funds around...

Corporate tax policy under the Labour government, 1997–2010

Giorgia Maffini.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Corporate Regulation; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Corporate Governance. 9899 words.

This paper reviews and evaluates corporate tax policy under the 1997–2010 Labour government. During this period the government implemented a classical rate-cut-cum-base-broadening tax...

The Corporate Value of (Corrupt) Lobbying

Alexander Borisov, Eitan Goldman and Nandini Gupta.

in The Review of Financial Studies

April 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Financial Regulation; Corporate Regulation; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 14461 words.

We examine whether the stock market considers corporate lobbying to be value enhancing, using an event that potentially limited the ability of firms to lobby but was exogenous to their...

The Costs and Benefits of Clawback Provisions in CEO Compensation

Mark A. Chen, Daniel T. Greene and James E. Owers.

in The Review of Corporate Finance Studies

March 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 22024 words.

We analyze the costs and benefits of clawback provisions that enable firms to recover incentive compensation from top management if financials are restated. In a simple contracting model,...

The crisis of Spanish savings banks

Juan Rafael Ruiz, Patricia Stupariu and Ángel Vilariño.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Regulation; Banking; Corporate Regulation. 9821 words.

In a brief period of time, Spanish savings banks (‘cajas’) have changed from being considered a crucial explanatory pillar of Spanish economic development to being seen as synonymous with...

The Dating Game: Do Managers Designate Option Grant Dates to Increase their Compensation?

M. P. Narayanan and H. Nejat Seyhun.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 17410 words.

We provide evidence of two variants of a dating game that entails picking a grant date ex post, that is, after the board's compensation decision is made: back-dating (picking a date before...

Deposit insurance and risk taking

Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti and Agnese Leonello.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

October 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Financial Regulation; Corporate Regulation; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit. 6892 words.

We review the theory of deposit insurance, highlighting the underlying assumptions that were not satisfied during the recent financial crisis and that may have led to serious policy...