Reputation

Working Paper

Bribes and Audit Fees

We exploit the UK Bribery Act of 2010 to test whether the pricing of audit changes with the level of corruption/bribery in the firm’s business environment. Adopting a triple difference design, we show that affected firms operating in countries...Read more

María Gutiérrez Urtiaga
Stavriana Hadjigavriel
Susana Gago-Rodriguez
22 June 2020

What Makes the Bonding Stick? A Natural Experiment Testing the Legal Bonding Hypothesis

We use a US Supreme Court case, Morrison v. National Australia Bank (2010), as a natural experiment to test the legal bonding hypothesis. By decreasing the potential liability of US-listed foreign firms, particularly due to class action lawsuits...Read more

Amir Licht
Christopher Poliquin
Xi Li
27 August 2017

Zealous Advocates or Self-interested Actors? Assessing the Value of Plaintiffs? Law Firms in Merger Litigation

Using a hand-collected sample of 1,739 class actions that challenge the fairness of M&A transactions from the period 2003 through 2012, we examine the effectiveness of plaintiffs? law firms. We divide plaintiff law firms into top-10 and non-...Read more

Steven Davidoff Solomon
Randall Thomas
01 September 2014

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