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Political Instability and Economic Growth
(Springer Verlag, 1996)
This paper investigates the relationship between political instability and per capita GDP growth in a sample of 113 countries for the period 1950 through 1982. We define political instability as the propensity of a government ...
Intertemporal Asset Pricing Without Consumption Data
(American Economic Association, 1993)
This paper proposes a new way to generalize the insights of stark asset pricing theory to a multiperiod setting. The paper uses a loglinear approximation to the budget constraint to substitute out consumption from a standard ...
The Structure and Performance of the Money Management Industry
(Brookings Institute, 1992)
Takeovers in the '60s and the '80s: Evidence and Implications
(John Wiley and Sons, 1991)
This paper reviews the evidence on takeover waves of the 1960s and 1980s, and discusses the implications of this evidence for corporate strategy, agency theory, capital market efficiency, and antitrust policy. We conclude ...
Hostile Takeovers in the 1980s: The Return to Corporate Specialization
(Brooking Institution Press, 1990)
Rational Capital Budgeting in an Irrational World
(University of Chicago Press, 1996)
This article addresses the following basic capital budgeting problem: suppose that cross-sectional differences in stock returns can be predicted based on variables other than P(e.g., book-to-market) and that this predictability ...
Property Rights and the Nature of the Firm
(University of Chicago Press, 1990)
This paper provides a framework for addressing the question of when transactions should be carried out within a firm and when through the market. Following Grossman and Hart, we identify a firm with the assets that its ...
H. Gregg Lewis Memorial Comments
(University of Chicago Press, 1994)
Law and Finance
(University of Chicago Press, 1998)
This paper examines legal rules covering protection of corporate shareholders and creditors, the origin of these rules, and the quality of their enforcement in 49 countries. The results show that common‐law countries ...
Transactional Risk, Market Crashes, and the Role of Circuit Breakers
(University of Chicago Press, 1991)
The authors develop a pair of models that illustrate how imperfections in transfunctional mechanisms can lead to a market crash. Neither market orders nor limit orders allow traders to condition their demands on the full ...