Regulation

Working Paper

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

Prospectus Liability and the Role of Gatekeepers as Informational Intermediaries: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of the Statutory Provisions on Italian IPOs

This Article analyzes market reaction to the introduction into Italian legislation of a statutory system of (IPO) prospectus civil liability enacted in April 2007 on the basis of Directive 2003/71/EC.

In particular, we study the effects of...Read more

Stefano Lombardo
20 July 2017

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