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Corporate governance reform in emerging markets: How much, why, and with what effects?

In: Financial Globalization, 20th Anniversary Conference, NBER-TCER-CEPR

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  • Sudarat Ananchotikul
  • Barry Eichengreen

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This paper extends previous measures of the quality of corporate governance for a cross section of emerging markets. We find that there have been significant improvements in a wide range of countries in the course of the last ten years. Improvements are most likely in countries with stable governments, where foreign investors lobby for reform, and where peer effects are present. We also document significant benefits in terms of the depth and liquidity of financial markets. J. Japanese Int. Economies 23 (2) (2009) 149-176.

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  • Takeo Hoshi & Takatoshi Ito, 2009. "Financial Globalization, 20th Anniversary Conference, NBER-TCER-CEPR," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number hosh07-1, October.
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    1. Mishra, Anil V. & Ratti, Ronald A., 2011. "Governance, monitoring and foreign investment in Chinese companies," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 12(2), pages 171-188, June.
    2. Min, Byung-Seong, 2013. "Evaluation of board reforms: An examination of the appointment of outside directors," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 21-43.

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