Working Paper

28 May 2021

Legal Perception and Finance: The Case of IPO Firm Value

In this paper, we contribute to the literature on institutional determinants of IPO valuation. We introduce the concept of ‘legal signaling,’ which focuses on the perception of the quality of law and thus complements the existing...

Gerhard Schnyder | Anna Grosman | Kun Fu | Mathias Siems | Ruth V. Aguilera
01 August 2016

Price and Probability: Decomposing the Takeover Effects of Anti-Takeover Provisions

This paper studies the effects of anti-takeover provisions on takeovers and identifies the channels through which they create or destroy value for firms, as well as for the economy as a whole. We provide causal estimates – that also...

Vicente Cuñat | Mireia Giné | MARIA GUADALUPE
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