Securities

Working Paper

01 March 2020

The Paradox of Delaware’s “Tools at Hand” Doctrine: An Empirical Investigation

Much has been written on the subject of abusive shareholder litigation. The last decade has witnessed at first an increase and then a dramatic spike in such suits, primarily suits filed in connection with mergers and acquisitions....

James D. Cox | Kenneth J. Martin | Randall Thomas
02 December 2020

Risk Mitigating versus Risk Shifting: Evidence from Banks Security Trading in Crises

We show that risk mitigating incentives dominate risk shifting incentives in fragile banks. Risk shifting could be particularly severe in banking since it is the most opaque industry and banks are one of the most leveraged corporations...

José-Luis Peydró | Andrea Polo | Enrico Sette
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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