Regulation

Working Paper

The Case for an Unbiased Takeover Law (with an Application to the European Union)

Takeover regulation should neither hamper nor promote takeovers, but instead allow individual companies to decide the contestability of their control. Based on this premise, we advocate a takeover law exclusively made of default and menu rules...Read more

Luca Enriques
Ronald Gilson
Alessio Pacces
01 May 2013

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

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 with socially-costly correlated bank failures...Read more

Viral Acharya
Anjan Thakor
01 September 2015

Bank Governance

According to a common narrative, in addition to inadequate capital and liquidity, the failure of banks in the financial crisis also reflected their poor governance. By governance we mean broadly the oversight that comes from banks? own...Read more

John Armour
Dan Awrey
Paul Davies
Luca Enriques
Jeffrey Gordon
Colin Mayer
Jennifer Payne
01 June 2016

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