Private Firms

Working Paper

The Persistent Ownership Concentration of Private Firms

We find that ownership changes much less over time in private firms than in public firms. The average largest shareholder in private (public) Norwegian firms keeps the same stake in 82% (14%) of two consecutive years. This evidence suggests that...Read more

Øyvind Bøhren
Diana Iancu
Georgiana Radulescu
R. Øystein Strøm
26 March 2020

Feminist Firms

We examine whether reducing frictions in the labor market affects the performance of private and public firms. Using the staggered adoption of state-level Paid Family Leave acts, we provide causal evidence on the value created by relieving...Read more

Benjamin Bennett
Isil Erel
Léa H. Stern
Zexi Wang
04 December 2019

Is it Worthwhile to Augment the Legal Protection of Public Debt Placed by Privately Held Companies?

We examine the effects of a law amendment in Israel in 2011 that imposes a set of minimum corporate governance standards on privately held firms that issue publicly traded bonds. Two main results emerge. First, consistent with US evidence, the...Read more

Keren Bar-Hava
Roi Katz
Beni Lauterbach
22 November 2018

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