Political Economy

Working Paper

The Economics of Disclosure and Financial Reporting Regulation: Evidence and Suggestions for Future Research

This paper discusses the empirical literature on the economic consequences of disclosure and financial reporting regulation, drawing on U.S. and international evidence. Given the policy relevance of research on regulation, we highlight the...Read more

Christian Leuz
01 December 2015

Cross-Border Venture Capital Investments: What Is the Role of Public Policy?

Cross-border venture capital (VC) investments play an important role in the scaling up of high-growth companies. However, policymakers worry that foreign VC investments transfer the majority of economic activity to the investor country. On the...Read more

Wendy A. Bradley
Gilles Duruflé
Thomas Hellmann
Karen E. Wilson
28 January 2019

Political Connections and Preferential Access to Finance: The Role of Campaign Contributions

Using novel indicators of political connections constructed from campaign contribution data, we show that Brazilian firms that provided contributions to (elected) federal deputies experienced higher stock returns around the 1998 and 2002...Read more

Stijn Claessens
Erik Feyen
Luc Laeven
01 June 2007

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