Working Paper

Can Strong Corporate Governance Selectively Mitigate the Negative Influence of 'Special Interest' Shareholder Activists? Evidence from the Labor Market for Directors

Empowering shareholders can mitigate managerial agency problems but also empower “special interest” activists. Union and public pension funds, the most prolific institutional activists employing low-cost targeting methods, are often accused of...Read more

Diane Del Guercio
22 May 2017

The Effect of Regulatory Harmonization on Cross-border Labor Migration:Evidence from the Accounting Profession

The paper examines whether international regulatory harmonization increases cross-border labor migration. To study this question, we analyze European Union (EU) initiatives that harmonized accounting and auditing standards. Regulatory...Read more

Christian Leuz
01 December 2015