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Foreign Portfolio Investment Improves Performance: Evidence from the Czech Republic

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  • Weiss Andrew

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  • Nikitin Georgiy A

    () (Boston University)

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When foreigners became the major shareholders of publicly traded firms in the Czech Republic, those firms experienced improvements in performance and increases in investment. In contrast, controlling for ownership type, ownership concentration had no independent effect on performance or investment. The results are robust to the estimation technique used, the choice of independent variables, and the methods used to control for selection bias.

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  • Weiss Andrew & Nikitin Georgiy A, 2004. "Foreign Portfolio Investment Improves Performance: Evidence from the Czech Republic," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 4(1), pages 1-49, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bejeap:v:topics.4:y:2004:i:1:n:15
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    1. Elisa Galeotti & Eva Ryšavá, 2008. "The endogeneity problem and fdi in transition: evidence from the privatized glass sector," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, pages 319-339.
    2. Elisa Galeotti, 2009. "Do Domestic Firms Benefit from Geographical Proximity with Foreign Investors? Evidence from the Privatization of the Czech Glass Industry," Czech Economic Review, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, vol. 3(1), pages 026-047, March.
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