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Stock Market Returns, Corporate Governance and Capital Market Equilibrium

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  • Bruno Maria Parigi
  • Loriana Pelizzon
  • Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden

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This paper proposes a theoretical model that incorporates corporate governance into the basic CAPM, where corporate governance affects the disutility of managerial effort and the possibility of managers to divert company resources. It shows that corporate governance affects firms’ stock returns and also how the quality of corporate governance is chosen endogenously. The model predicts that in equilibrium the quality of corporate governance correlates positively with â and idiosyncratic volatility and negatively with returns on assets. Various tests with U.S. firm data using the corporate governance index of Gompers, Ishii, and Metrick (2003) confirm these predictions.

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  • Bruno Maria Parigi & Loriana Pelizzon & Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden, 2013. "Stock Market Returns, Corporate Governance and Capital Market Equilibrium," CESifo Working Paper Series 4496, CESifo Group Munich.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_4496
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    Keywords

    corporate governance; CAPM; variability of returns;

    JEL classification:

    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • K22 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Business and Securities Law

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