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Portfolio diversification and internalization of production externalities through majority voting

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  • Crès, Hervé

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  • Tvede, Mich

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In absence of markets for externalities, the authors look for governances and conditions under which majority voting among shareholders is likely to give rise to efficient internalization. The central and natural role played by a governance of stakeholders is underlined and benchmarked.

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Paper provided by HEC Paris in its series Les Cahiers de Recherche with number 816.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 25 Jan 2006
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Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0816

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Keywords: Production externalities; majority voting; portfolio diversification; general equilibrium; stakeholder governance; mean voter;

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Cited by:
  1. Utku Unver & Hervé Crès, 2005. "Ideology and existence of 50% : Majority equilibria in multidimensional spatial voting models," Sciences Po publications 818/2005, Sciences Po.
  2. Hervé Crès & M. Utku Ünver, 2008. "Ideology and Existence of 50%-Majority Equilibria in Multidimensional Spatial Voting Models," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 716, Boston College Department of Economics.
  3. Utku Unver & Hervé Crès, 2010. "Ideology and existence of 50% majority equilibria in Multidimensional spatial voting Models," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/eu4vqp9ompq, Sciences Po.

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