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Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU :, Do They Matter and How?, Iryna Ivaschenko, Petya Brooks

This paper proposes a new approach to quantifying the effects of corporate governance reforms, by focusing on the dynamics of the voting premiums, a measure of the private benefits of control in a corporation. The results indicate that the reforms have been successful in reducing the voting premiums EU-wide. Moreover, more intense and broad reform efforts (such as introducing national reforms beyond and above the EU-wide initiatives) bring higher and longer lasting benefits. Our findings also suggest that the market for corporate control in Europe has become more integrated, as illustrated by the lower dispersion in voting premiums across countries and over time
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. National and EU Corporate Governance Reforms; A. National Reforms; B. EU Reforms; III. Measuring the Private Value of Control; IV. Data and Methodology; A. Data Sample and Descriptive Statistics; B. Empirical Strategy; V. Main Findings; A. Voting Premiums Across Time and Countries; B. Have Reforms Reduced the Private Benefits of Control?; C. Have Reforms Brought About Convergence in Corporate Control?; VI. Conclusions; References; Tables; 1. Italy: National Corporate Reform; 2. Germany: National Corporate Governance Reforms
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non fiction
1st ed.
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