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Beta-convergence and sigma-convergence in corporate governance in Europe

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  • Matos, Pedro Verga
  • Faustino, Horácio C.

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This paper tests for beta-convergence and sigma-convergence in the corporate governance models, using a sample of corporate governance ratings for 198 European corporations listed on the FTSE Eurofirst 300 index. A piecewise linear regression is deployed to select a model and the Poisson pseudo-maximum likelihood estimator is also applied to estimate an exponential model. It concludes that there is statistical evidence of beta- and sigma-convergence within countries and the results suggest that institutional differences between countries are statistically relevant.

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  • Matos, Pedro Verga & Faustino, Horácio C., 2012. "Beta-convergence and sigma-convergence in corporate governance in Europe," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 2198-2204.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:29:y:2012:i:6:p:2198-2204
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2012.07.004
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    Keywords

    Corporate governance; Beta-convergence; Sigma-convergence; Ratings;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General

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