Regulation

Working Paper

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 failures...Read more

Viral Acharya
Anjan Thakor
01 September 2015

The Case for an Unbiased Takeover Law (with an Application to the European Union)

Takeover regulation should neither hamper nor promote takeovers, but instead allow individual companies to decide the contestability of their control. Based on this premise, we advocate a takeover law exclusively made of default and menu rules...Read more

Luca Enriques
Ronald Gilson
Alessio Pacces
01 May 2013

Capital-Market Effects of Securities Regulation: Prior Conditions, Implementation, and Enforcement

This paper examines the economic effects of changes in securities regulation. We analyze two key directives in the European Union (EU) that tightened market abuse and transparency regulation. All EU member states were required to adopt these two...Read more

Luzi Hail
Christian Leuz
01 February 2014

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