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Corporate governance reform and firm value in Mexico: an empirical assessment

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  • Alberto Chong
  • Jorge Guillen
  • Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes

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Based on a newly assembled firm-level data set on corporate governance and firm performance for Mexico, we show that better firm-level corporate governance practices are linked to higher valuations, better performance and more dividends disbursed to investors. These results hold after controlling for endogeneity. Overall, the evidence shows that the Mexican legal environment poses serious problems for access to capital.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Economic Policy Reform.

Volume (Year): 12 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 163-188

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Handle: RePEc:taf:jpolrf:v:12:y:2009:i:3:p:163-188

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  1. Karen Watkins Fassler, 2013. "Efecto de la Ley corporativa y la concentración de la propiedad en el desempeño empresarial en Chile y México," Ensayos Revista de Economia, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Economia, vol. 0(2), pages 1-22, November.

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