Regulation

Working Paper

02 September 2019

Value of Politically Connected Independent Directors: Evidence from the Anti-Corruption Campaign in China

A new regulation issued in the end of 2013 as part of the anti-corruption campaign in China leads to a wave of resignation of politically connected independent directors (PCID). I find while firms with PCIDs have...Read more

Chang Zhang
08 August 2019

Mandatory CSR and Sustainability Reporting: Economic Analysis and Literature Review

This study collates potential economic effects of mandated disclosure and reporting standards for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability topics. We first outline key features of CSR reporting. Next, we draw on...

Hans Christensen | Luzi Hail | Christian Leuz
12 July 2019

The Illusion of Motion: Corporate (Im-)mobility and the Failed Promise of Centros

The European Court of Justice’s landmark decision in Centros was heralded as creating the preconditions for a vibrant market for incorporations in the EU. In practice, however, today’s corporate landscape in Europe differs...

Carsten Gerner-Beuerle | Federico Mucciarelli | Edmund-Philipp Schuster | Mathias Siems
10 November 2019

Addressing the Auditor Independence Puzzle: Regulatory Models and Proposal for Reform

Auditors play a major role in corporate governance and capital markets. Ex ante, auditors facilitate firms’ access to finance by fostering trust among public investors. Ex post, auditors can prevent misbehavior and financial fraud...

Martin Gelter | Aurelio Gurrea-Martinez
18 May 2020

Emergency Measures for Equity Trading: The Case Against Short-Selling Bans and Stock Exchange Shutdowns

After the Covid-19 crisis struck, equity prices abruptly plunged across the world. The clear prospect of an almost unprecedented decrease in supply and demand, coupled with extreme uncertainty about the longer-term prospects for the...

Luca Enriques | Marco Pagano

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