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20 February 2020

Climate Risk Disclosure and Institutional Investors

Given ambiguity concerning the effects of disclosure on firm value and markets, we examine the question of whether investors value carbon risk disclosure. Through a survey and empirical tests, we conclude that many institutional...

Emirhan Ilhan | Philipp Krueger | Zacharias Sautner | Laura Starks
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
08 August 2019

Adoption of CSR and Sustainability Reporting Standards: Economic Analysis and Review

This study provides an economic analysis of the determinants and consequences of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability reporting. To frame our analysis, we consider a widespread mandatory adoption of CSR...

Hans Christensen | Luzi Hail | Christian Leuz
01 March 2019

Firms’ Rationales for CEO Duality: Evidence from a Mandatory Disclosure Regulation

Exploiting the 2009 amendments to Regulation S-K, we provide unique evidence on the first-time disclosure of the reasons firms state for combining (separating) the roles of CEO and chairman. The stated reasons support both agency...

Marc Goergen | Peter Limbach | Meik Scholz-Daneshgari
22 November 2018

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...

Keren Bar-Hava | Roi Katz | Beni Lauterbach

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