Leverage

Working Paper

01 September 2015

Caught between Scylla and Charybdis? Regulating Bank Leverage When There is Rent Seeking and Risk Shifting

We develop a theory of optimal bank leverage in which the benefit of debt in inducing loan monitoring is balanced against the benefit of equity in attenuating risk-shifting. However, faced with socially-costly correlated bank...

Viral Acharya | Hamid Mehran | Anjan Thakor
01 March 2012

Borrow Cheap, Buy High? The Determinants of Leverage and Pricing in Buyouts

Private equity funds pay particular attention to capital structure when executing leveraged buyouts, creating an interesting setting for examining capital structure theories. Using a large, detailed, international sample of...

Ulf Axelson | Tim Jenkinson | Per Strömberg | Michael Weisbach

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