Shareholders

Working Paper

23 March 2018

International Evidence on Firm Level Decisions in Response to the Crisis: Shareholders vs. Other Stakeholders

The relationship between changes in GDP and unemployment during the 2008 financial crisis differed significantly from previous experiences and across countries. We study firm-level decisions in France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and...

Franklin Allen | Elena Carletti | Yaniv Grinstein
20 December 2018

The Costs and Benefits of Shareholder Democracy: Gadflies and Low-Cost Activism

We show that there is cross-sectional variation in the quality of shareholder proposals. On average, the proposals submitted by the most active individual sponsors are less likely to be supported by a majority of votes, but they...

Nickolay Gantchev | Mariassunta Giannetti

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