Working Paper

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 deal with the...Read more

Vicente Cuñat
Mireia Giné
01 August 2016

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 literature, our...Read more

Kornelia Fabisik
Ruediger Fahlenbrach
René Stulz
Jérôme Taillard
20 December 2018

Why Does Corporate Governance Affect Firm Value: Evidence on a Self-Dealing Channel from a Natural Experiment in Korea

Prior work in emerging markets provides evidence that better corporate governance predicts higher market value, but very little on the specific channels through which governance increases value. We provide evidence, from a natural experiment in...Read more

Bernard Black
Woochan Kim
Hasung Jang
01 November 2005

The Principle of Proportional Ownership, Investor Protection and Firm Value in Western Europe

Previous research initiated by Claessens et al. (2002) has established a value discount of disproportional ownership structures. Due to omitted variables problems it is difficult to provide a causal interpretation of these findings. We provide a...Read more

Morten Bennedsen
01 October 2006