Do Better Institutions Mitigate Agency Problems? Evidence from Corporate Finance Choices
This paper examines how firm characteristics, the legal system and financial development affect corporate finance decisions using a novel and unexpored data set containing balance sheet information for listed and unlisted companies. Contrary to the previous literature, by using data on unlisted companbies of small dimension, the paper shows that institutions play an important role in determining the extent of agency problems in corporate finance decisions.
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- Rafael La Porta & Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes & Andrei Shleifer & Robert Vishny, 1999.
"Investor Protection and Corporate Valuation,"
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1882, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research.
- Demirguc-Kunt, Asl1 & Maksimovic, Vojislav, 1996. "Institutions, financial markets, and firms'choice of debt maturity," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1686, The World Bank.
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