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The Principle of Proportional Ownership, Investor Protection and Firm Value in Western Europe

Previous research initiated by Claessens et al. (2002) has established a value discount of disproportional ownership structures. Due to omitted variables problems it is difficult to provide a causal interpretation of these findings. We provide a...Read more

Morten Bennedsen
01 October 2006

Pension Reform, Ownership Structure, and Corporate Governance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Sweden offers a unique natural experiment to analyze the microeconomic effects of institutionalized saving on ownership structure, corporate governance and performance of listed companies. First, the Swedish pension reform increased the...Read more

Mariassunta Giannetti
Luc Laeven
01 June 2007

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