Crisis

Working Paper

Did Corporate Governance 'Fail' During the 2008 Stock Market Meltdown? The Case of the S&P 500

In 2008, share prices on U.S. stock markets fell further than they had during any one year since the 1930s. Does this mean corporate governance “failed”? This paper argues “no”, based on a study of a sample of companies at “ground zero” of the...Read more

Brian Cheffins
01 May 2009

The Wages of Failure: Executive Compensation at Bear Stearns and Lehman 2000-2008

The standard narrative of the meltdown of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers assumes that the wealth of the top executives of these firms was largely wiped out along with their firms. In the ongoing debate about regulatory responses to the...Read more

Lucian Bebchuk
Alma Cohen
Holger Spamann
01 June 2010

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