Agency

Working Paper

29 January 2019

Shareholder Wealth Consequences of Insider Pledging of Company Stock as Collateral for Personal Loans

We study a wide-spread yet unexplored corporate governance phenomenon: the pledging of company stock by insiders as collateral for personal bank loans. Utilizing a regulatory change that exogenously decreases pledging, we document...

Ronald Masulis | Ying Dou | Jason Zein
17 November 2020

The European Commission's Sustainable Corporate Governance Report: A Critique

In July 2020, the European Commission published the “Study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance” by EY. The Report purports to find evidence of debilitating short-termism in EU corporate governance and...

Mark Roe | Holger Spamann | Jesse Fried | Charles Wang
01 February 2014

Agency Theory in Practice: A Qualitative Study of Hedge Fund Activism in Japan

We look at the reaction to hedge fund activism of managers and shareholders in Japanese firms and explore the implications of our findings for agency theory. We use a qualitative research design which treats the standard...

John Buchanan | Dominic Heesang Chai | Simon Deakin

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