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Working papers

Working papers

The ECGI Working Paper series is a repository of academic research papers produced by ECGI Research members consisting of highly qualified and renowned academics from across the globe. The series is managed by a team of ECGI Editors and the papers focus on Corporate Governance topics in both Law and Finance fields.

New Working Papers

Controlling Shareholders in the Twenty-First Century: Complicating Corporate Governance Beyond Agency Costs

By the end of the twentieth century, the then-dominant literature on “law and finance” assumed that concentrated ownership was a product of deficient legal systems that did not sufficiently protect outside investors. At the same time,...Read more

Mariana Pargendler
11 December 2019

Feminist Firms

We examine whether reducing frictions in the labor market affects the performance of private and public firms. Using the staggered adoption of state-level Paid Family Leave acts, we provide causal evidence on the value created by relieving...Read more

Benjamin Bennett
Isil Erel
Léa H. Stern
Zexi Wang
11 December 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 Deng around the 1978...Read more

Hao Liang
Rong Wang
Haikun Zhu
11 December 2019
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