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Business and politics: how political beliefs influence volume and performance of leveraged buyouts


  • Gottschalg, Oliver



This paper explores the relationship between dominant local political views and the volume and performance of leveraged buyout investments.

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  • Gottschalg, Oliver, 2008. "Business and politics: how political beliefs influence volume and performance of leveraged buyouts," Les Cahiers de Recherche 893, HEC Paris.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0893

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    1. Richard Harris & Donald S. Siegel & Mike Wright, 2005. "Assessing the Impact of Management Buyouts on Economic Efficiency: Plant-Level Evidence from the United Kingdom," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 87(1), pages 148-153, February.
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    3. Harrison Hong & Jeffrey D. Kubik & Jeremy C. Stein, 2004. "Social Interaction and Stock-Market Participation," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 59(1), pages 137-163, February.
    4. Jensen, Michael C, 1986. "Agency Costs of Free Cash Flow, Corporate Finance, and Takeovers," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 76(2), pages 323-329, May.
    5. Baker, George P, 1992. " Beatrice: A Study in the Creation and Destruction of Value," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 47(3), pages 1081-1119, July.
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    political belief; leverage buyouts;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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