Working Paper

Changing Corporate Governance Norms: Evidence from Dual Class Shares in the U.K.

In the U.K., between 1955 and 1970, dual class shares quickly lost popularity without any regulatory intervention. The decline in the use of dual class shares was positively correlated with the relative valuations of one-share-one-vote and dual...Read more

Fabio Braggion
Mariassunta Giannetti
01 July 2013

The Evolution of Shareholder Voting Rights: Separation of Ownership and Consumption

The nineteenth century saw the standardization and rapid spread of the modern business corporation around the world. Yet those early corporations differed from their contemporary counterparts in important ways. Most obviously, they commonly...Read more

Henry Hansmann
Mariana Pargendler
01 February 2013