Working Paper

Where Do Institutional Investors Seek Shelter when Disaster Strikes? Evidence from COVID-19

Institutional investors played a crucial role in the COVID-19 market crash. U.S. stocks with higher institutional ownership -- in particular, those held more by active, short-term, and domestic institutions -- performed worse. An analysis of...Read more

Simon Glossner
Pedro Matos
Stefano Ramelli
Alexander Wagner
27 July 2020

Social Capital, Trust, and Firm Performance: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility during the Financial Crisis

We study the extent to which a firm's social capital, as measured by the intensity of a firm's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, affects firm performance during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. We find that high-CSR firms have...Read more

Henri Servaes
01 February 2015

Quack Corporate Governance, Round III? Bank Board Regulation Under the New European Capital Requirement Directive

After a crisis, broad-sweeping reforms are enacted to restore trust. With the 2013 Fourth Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV), the European Union has engaged in an ambitious overhaul of banking regulation following the Great Financial Crisis...Read more

Luca Enriques
01 March 2014

Market Efficiency after the Financial Crisis: It?s Still a Matter of Information Costs

Compared to the worldwide financial carnage that followed the Subprime Crisis of 2007-2008, it may seem of small consequence that it is also said to have demonstrated the bankruptcy of an academic financial institution: the Efficient Capital...Read more

Ronald Gilson
Reinier Kraakman
01 February 2014