Political Economy

Working Paper

19 February 2020

Party Building or Noisy Signaling? The Contours of Political Conformity in Chinese Corporate Governance

We examine responses by Chinese firms to a “party-building” policy launched by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2015, part of program to reform China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The policy requires SOEs to follow a...

Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin | Curtis J. Milhaupt
01 January 2015

Law, Politics and the Rise and Fall of German Stock Market Development, 1870-1938

Law and politics had a significant impact on stock market development in Germany between 1870 and the beginning of World War II. IPOs can be a bellwether for stock market development and nearly 1100 were carried out on the Berlin Stock...

Carsten Burhop | David Chambers | Brian Cheffins
30 November 2019

Growing Up Under Mao and Deng: On the Ideological Determinants of Corporate Policies

Historically, economic activities have been organized around certain ideologies. We investigate the impact of politicians’ ideology on corporate policies by exploring a unique setting of ideological change—China from Mao to...

Hao Liang | Rong Wang | Haikun Zhu

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