Capital

Working Paper

01 October 2013

The Effect of Creditor Rights on Bank Monitoring, Capital Structure and Risk-taking

We examine the multi-faceted effect of creditor rights on the way banks monitor, operate and finance themselves. We present a simple analytical model that shows that a strengthening of creditor rights reduces the need for banks to...

Sudarshan Jayaraman | Anjan Thakor
01 December 2015

Why Don?t All Banks Practice Regulatory Arbitrage? Evidence from Usage of Trust Preferred Securities

We investigate why only some banks use regulatory arbitrage. We predict that banks wanting to be riskier than allowed by capital regulations (constrained banks) use regulatory arbitrage while others do not. We find support for this...

Nicole Boyson | René Stulz
18 September 2017

The Promise and Perils of Crowdfunding: Between Corporate Finance and Consumer Contracts

‘Crowdfunding’ — raising capital through large numbers of small contributions — is a burgeoning phenomenon, spurred by the internet’s capacity to reduce communication costs. Its still-evolving status is reflected in...

John Armour | Luca Enriques
25 September 2017

Fintech and the Financing of Entrepreneurs: From Crowdfunding to Marketplace Lending

For the last decade economists have been preoccupied with the decline in bank financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs. This effort has produced a better understanding of the obstacles to external financing. We examine the...

Mark Fenwick | Joseph McCahery | Erik Vermeulen

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