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Der Aktienrückkauf und die Bankenkrise von 1931

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  • Eva Terberger

    () (Universität Heidelberg, Alfred-Weber-Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften)

  • Stefanie Wettberg

    (BASF Aktiengesellschaft)

Abstract

Im Zuge der Analyse jüngerer Finanzkrisen wird auch den Krisen der Vergangenheit vermehrte Aufmerksamkeit zuteil, so auch der deutschen Bankenkrise von 1931. Ein Phänomen, das dabei bisher wenig Beachtung fand, ist der massive Rückkauf eigener Aktien, der im Vorfeld der Krise insbesondere auch bei Banken stattfand. Dieser Erwerb eigener Anteile wirft insofern Fragen auf, als er dem Ziel der Insolvenzvermeidung, welchem bei Managern und Gläubigern höchste Priorität zugeschrieben wird, besonders in Krisenzeiten zuwiderläuft. Auf der Suche nach Motiven, die den Rückkauf erklären könnten, stößt der vorliegende Beitrag auf Indizien, die den Erwerb eigener Aktien zum Zweck des Transfers von Unternehmensvermögen in die Hände einiger Eigner kurz vor der Insolvenz vermuten lassen.

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  • Eva Terberger & Stefanie Wettberg, 2005. "Der Aktienrückkauf und die Bankenkrise von 1931," Working Papers 0418, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics, revised Mar 2005.
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    Keywords

    Aktienrückkauf; Deutsche Bankenkrise 1931;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • N24 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - Europe: 1913-

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