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The sequencing of stock market liberalization events and corporate financing decisions

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  • Thomas J. Flavin

    () (Economics,Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

  • Thomas O'Connor

    () (Economics,Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Abstract

We examine if the sequence of stock market liberalization events matters for corporate financing choices. We contrast firms who attain ‘investable’ status through domestic reforms with those who do so by issuing American Depository Receipt programs. We find that the first liberalization event prompts similar corporate responses regardless of the path followed. However, we find differential effects between firms who issue ADRs after realizing financial liberalization and those who use ADR initiations to achieve this status. Here, the sequence matters and the capital structure choices of the two groups are very different.

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  • Thomas J. Flavin & Thomas O'Connor, 2009. "The sequencing of stock market liberalization events and corporate financing decisions," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series n2021009.pdf, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
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    Keywords

    Financing choices; Debt structure; Investability; Cross listing;

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    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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