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Working Paper
Financing constraints and investment: new evidence from the U.S. hospital industry

Working Papers , Paper 91-4

Working Paper
Corporate board composition, protocols, and voting behavior: experimental evidence

We model experimentally the governance of an institution. The optimal management of this institution depends on the information possessed by insiders. However, insiders, whose interests are not aligned with the interests of the institution, may choose to use their information to further personal rather than institutional ends. Researchers (e.g., Palfrey 1990) and the business press have both argued that multiagent mechanisms, which inject trustworthy but uninformed ?watchdog? agents into the governance process and impose penalties for conflicting recommendations, can implement institutionally ...
FRB Atlanta Working Paper , Paper 2000-10

Working Paper
The role of private placement debt issues in corporate finance

Private placement debt issues are more effective than public bonds in resolving information asymmetries and controlling moral hazard problems. Firms that issue only private placements (non-switchers) are found to have more information problems than firms that have access to the public bond market (switchers), and therefore are required to pay more for their private placements. Moreover, switchers switch to private placements when the financing situation involves material information asymmetry that is unsuitable for issuing public bonds. For general purposes financing, switchers switch to ...
Working Papers in Applied Economic Theory , Paper 95-13

Conference Paper
The changing nature of debt and equity; a legal perspective

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 33 , Pages 49-79

Journal Article
Corporate refinancing in the 1990s

U.S. corporations have floated stocks and bonds in unprecedented amounts in the last year. How much have corporate treasurers reduced their firms' interest payments through such refinancing? After assessing the motives for refinancing, the authors estimate the aggregate interest savings achieved through equity issuance, bond calls, and bond sales and compare the effectiveness of refinancing and lower short-term interest rates in easing the interest burden on U.S. corporations' cash flows.
Quarterly Review , Volume 17 , Issue Win , Pages 1-27

Journal Article
Corporate investment

FRBSF Economic Letter

Journal Article
Recent developments in corporate finance

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Jun , Pages 431-440

Report
Why international trends in leverage have been so different

Research Paper , Paper 9002

Journal Article
Pre-IPO financial performance and aftermarket survival

Many commentators have portrayed the tech boom of the late 1990s as an era of unprecedented deterioration in the quality of firms undertaking initial public offerings. But as far back as the early 1980s, firms seeking to go public were displaying signs of financial weakness, and the failure rate of issuers was on the rise. An analysis of the likelihood of failure among IPO firms in 1980-2000 suggests that pre-issue profitability is a good predictor of aftermarket survival.
Current Issues in Economics and Finance , Volume 10 , Issue Feb

Journal Article
The IPO underpricing puzzle

FRBSF Economic Letter

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