Working Paper

01 June 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Risk: Theory and Empirical Evidence

This paper presents an industry equilibrium model where firms have a choice to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. We model CSR as an investment to increase product differentiation that allows firms to benefit...

Rui Albuquerque | Chendi Zhang | Yrjö Koskinen
20 December 2018

Why Are Firms with More Managerial Ownership Worth Less?

Using more than 50,000 firm-years from 1988 to 2015, we show that the empirical relation between a firm’s Tobin’s q and managerial ownership is systematically negative. When we restrict our sample to larger firms as in the prior...

Kornelia Fabisik | Ruediger Fahlenbrach | René Stulz | Jérôme Taillard
30 November 2019

Growing Up Under Mao and Deng: On the Ideological Determinants of Corporate Policies

Historically, economic activities have been organized around certain ideologies. We investigate the impact of politicians’ ideology on corporate policies by exploring a unique setting of ideological change—China from Mao to...

Hao Liang | Rong Wang | Haikun Zhu