Economic Impact of 'Regulation on Corporate Governance': Evidence from India
India, with its 20 million shareholders, is one of the largest emerging markets in terms of the market capitalization. In order to protect the large investor base, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has enforced a regulation effective from April 2001, requiring mandatory disclosure of information and a change in the corporate governance mechanisms of the listed companies. This study empirically examines the economic impact of the Regulation on the stock market variables. The experimental group exhibits significant reduction in their beta consistent to the notion that increased information and better corporate governance mechanism reduces the risk of these companies.
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