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Smoothing versus timeliness - wann sind stabile Ratings optimal und welche Anforderungen sind an optimale Berichtsregeln zu stellen?

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  • Bannier, Christina E.

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Im Mittelpunkt dieser Arbeit steht die Analyse der Vor- und Nachteile einer geglätteten versus aktuellen Informationsbasis in einem theoretischen Modell. Am Beispiel stabiler Agency-Ratings und volatiler marktbasierter Ratings zeigt sich, dass die Effekte der Berichtsmethode von den Charakteristika der bewerteten Assets, insbesondere ihrer Spezifizität und Laufzeit, abhängen. Für unspezfische Assets reduziert das Agency-Rating die Preisvolatilität am Markt. Hinsichtlich der Handelseffizienz hängt die Vorteilhaftigkeit eines Rating-Regimes von der Verteilung der Asset-Cashflows ab, für spezifische Assets dagegen von der Höhe des Agency-Ratings. Eine Herabstufung des Agency-Ratings führt in beiden Asset-Klassen zu sprunghaft ansteigender Handelsineeffizienz. Dies erklärt das beobachtete asymmetrische Beharrungsvermögen von Agency-Ratings. --

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Paper provided by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in its series Frankfurt School - Working Paper Series with number 84.

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Date of creation: 2007
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  1. Böing, Philipp & Müller, Elisabeth, 2012. "Technological Capabilities of Chinese Enterprises: Who is Going to Compete Abroad?," Annual Conference 2012 (Goettingen): New Approaches and Challenges for the Labor Market of the 21st Century 62081, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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