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Stock Market Wealth-Effects During Privatization Initial Public Offers In Chile (1984-1989)





The aftermarket performance of eleven privatization Initial Public Offers (IPOs) in Chile during 1984-1989 is studied in this document, and a detailed description of the economic and political conditions that prevailed is provided. In particular, we discuss the operational details of the stock issuing mechanism, complemented with a statistical study on the IPOs´ Market Adjusted Returns. While the sample size is limited and does not support a significant external validity, the analysis confirms the presence of aftermarket performance patterns that are very similar to those observed in private and privatization IPOs reported elsewhere (Aggarwal, Leal and Hernández, 1993; Dewenter and Malatesta, 1997; Loughran, Ritter and Rydqvist, 1994; Perotti and Guney, 1993).

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  • Roberto J. Santillán Salgado, 2010. "Stock Market Wealth-Effects During Privatization Initial Public Offers In Chile (1984-1989)," ESTUDIOS GERENCIALES, UNIVERSIDAD ICESI, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000129:008470

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    Privatization; IPOs´ short-run underpricing; IPOs long-run under-performance.;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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