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 Flight Home Effect: Evidence from the Syndicated Loan Market During Financial Crises

In the context of the global market for syndicated bank loans, we provide evidence that the collapse of international markets during financial crises can in part be explained by a flight home effect. We show that the home bias of lenders’ loan...Read more

Mariassunta Giannetti
Luc Laeven
01 May 2011

The Regulation of Hedge Funds and Private Equity: A Case Study in the Development of the EU’s Regulatory Response to the Financial Crisis

This article examines the recent development of EU regulatory policy with respect to the alternative investment industry up to and including the adoption of a major new Directive. This Directive is just one part of a much larger package of new EU...Read more

Eilis Ferran
01 February 2011

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