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Investor protection and corporate governance : Firm-level evidence across Latin America (English)

This book holds that the crucial failure of corporate governance is the expropriation of outside investors, be they shareholders or creditors, by those who are in control of firms. ... See More +

Publication 40517 JAN 01, 2007

Chong, Alberto (editor); Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio (editor) Disclosed

Privatization in Latin America : myths and reality (English)

Privatization is under attack. Beginning in the 1980s, thousands of failing state-owned enterprises worldwide have been turned over to the private sector. ... See More +

Publication 34428 MAR 15, 2005

Chong, Alberto [editor]; Lopez de Silanes, Florencio [editor]; Anuatti-Neto, Francisco; Barossi-Filho, Milton; Capra, Katherine; Fischer, Ronald; Galiani, Sebastian; Garron, Mauricio; Gertler, Paul; Gledson de Carvalho, Antonio; Gutierrez, Rodrigo; Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio; Macedo, Robert; Machicado, Carlos; Pombo, Carlos; Ramirez, Manuel; Schargrodsky, Ernesto; Serra, Pablo; Sturzenegger, Federico; Torero, Maximo Disclosed

A survey of securities laws and enforcement (English)

The author examines the theoretical and empirical literature pertaining to securities laws and their enforcement by regulators and courts to establish what is known and what is yet unclear. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3405 SEP 01, 2004

Lopez-De-Silanes,Florencio Disclosed

A survey of securities laws and enforcement (English)

This FOCUS publication provides an in-depth examination of a major corporate governance policy, initiative, or issue through a combination of research, case studies, and expert opinion. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35708 OCT 01, 2003

Lopez-De-Silanes,Florencio Disclosed

The new comparative economics (English)

In recent years, comparative economics experienced a revival, with a new focus on comparing capitalist economies. The theme of the new research is that institutions exert a profound influence on economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3054 MAY 31, 2003

Djankov, Simeon; Glaeser, Edward; La Porta, Rafael; Lopez de Silanes, Florencio; Shleifer, Andrei

The World Bank research observer 18 (1) (English)

Tight money in a post-crisis defense of the exchange rate : what have we learned?, by Peter J. Montiel. Foreign bank entry : experience, implications for developing economies, and agenda for further research, by George Clarke, Robert Cull, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Susana M. ... See More +

Publication 25578 MAR 31, 2003

Montiel, Peter J.; Clarke, George; Cull, Robert; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Sanchez, Susana M.; Botero, Juan Carlos; La Porta, Rafael; Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio; Shleifer, Andrei; Volokh, Alexander; Pistor, Katharina; Keinan, Yoram; Kleinheisterkamp, Jan; West, Mark D.; Gwilliam, Ken; Kumar, Ajay

Judicial reform (English)

A review of the evidence on judicial reforms across countries shows that those seeking to improve economic performance should not focus on judicial efficiency alone but on independence as well. ... See More +

Journal Article 76442 MAR 01, 2003

Botero, Juan Carlos; La Porta, Rafael; Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio; Shleifer, Andrei; Volokh, Alexander Disclosed

Privatization and labor force restructuring around the world (English)

Some critics of privatization argue that poor labor force restructuring is a key concern and that governments should establish better retrenchment programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2884 SEP 30, 2002

Chong, Alberto; Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio

The new comparative economics: a first look (English)

The transition from socialism, the Asian financial crisis, and the European economic and political integration, have challenged understanding of how capitalist economies and societies work. ... See More +

Working Paper 28201 APR 25, 2002

La Porta, Rafael; Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio; Shleifer, Andrei

The regulation of entry (English)

The authors present new data on the regulation of the entry of start-up firms in 85 countries. The data cover the number if procedures, official time, and official costs that a start-up firm must bear before it can operate legally. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2661 AUG 31, 2001

Djankov, Simeon; La Porta, Rafael; Shleifer, Andrei; Lopez de Silanes, Florencio

Resolution of financial distress - an international perspective on the design of bankruptcy laws (English)

The institutions of bankruptcy have been at the center of the great economic events of the last decade, ranging from the Asian economic crisis, to the transition from socialism to capitalism. ... See More +

Publication 23243 MAY 31, 2001

Claesens, Stijn; Djankov, Simeon; Mody, Ashoka [editors]; Stiglitz, Joseph E.; White, Michelle J.; Westbrook, Jay Lawrence; LaPorta, Rafael; Lopez de Silanes, Florencio; Hausch, Donald B.; Ramachandran, S.; Fagan, Perry; Foley, C. Fritz; Gilson, Stuart; Mulas, Alberto; Mason, Joseph R.; Alexander, Arthur J.; Kingebiel, Daniela; Haggard, Stephan; Negishi, Shoko

Public policy for the private sector (English)

A new method for auctioning highways. Water privatization and regulation in England and Wales. Designing regulatory institutions for infrastructure - lessons from Argentina. ... See More +

Newsletter 17406 JUN 30, 1997

Engel, Eduardo; Fischer, Ronald; Galetovic, Alexander; van den Berg, Caroline; Estache, Antonio; Gray, Philip; La Porta, Rafael; Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio; La Porta,Rafael; Pistor, Katharina; Spicer, Andrew; Claessens, Stijn; Djankov, Simeon; Pohl, Gerhard; Ramachandran, S.; Shleifer, Andrei; Vishny, Robert Disclosed

The benefits of privatization : evidence from Mexico (English)

Critics of privatization often argue that its benefits come at a high cost to society. The authors test the validity of this criticism for Mexico's privatization program, one of the world's largest case-by-case programs. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16874 JUN 30, 1997

La Porta,Rafael; Lopez-De-Silanes,Florencio Disclosed

What factors determine auction prices in privatization? (English)

Do the timing and type of auction affect the sale price? What kind of restructuring is worth doing before privatization? The author examines how much these and other factors affect privatization prices. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16873 JUN 30, 1997

Lopez-De-Silanes,Florencio Disclosed

Which countries give investors the best protection? (English)

Does the owner of a share of stock in Mexico have the same rights as one in Germany or India? Is a creditor in Italy as well protected as one in Switzerland? ... See More +

Viewpoint 16709 APR 30, 1997

La Porta,Rafael; Lopez-De-Silanes,Florencio; Shleifer,Andrei; Vishny,Robert Disclosed

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Investor protection and corporate governance : Firm-level evidence across Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40517 Publication
Privatization in Latin America : myths and reality (English)
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MAR 15, 2005 34428 Publication
A survey of securities laws and enforcement (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 WPS3405 Policy Research Working Paper
A survey of securities laws and enforcement (English)
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OCT 01, 2003 35708 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The new comparative economics (English)
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MAY 31, 2003 WPS3054 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 18 (1) (English)
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MAR 31, 2003 25578 Publication
Judicial reform (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 76442 Journal Article
Privatization and labor force restructuring around the world (English)
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SEP 30, 2002 WPS2884 Policy Research Working Paper
The new comparative economics: a first look (English)
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APR 25, 2002 28201 Working Paper
The regulation of entry (English)
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AUG 31, 2001 WPS2661 Policy Research Working Paper
Resolution of financial distress - an international perspective on the design of bankruptcy laws (English)
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MAY 31, 2001 23243 Publication
Public policy for the private sector (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 17406 Newsletter
The benefits of privatization : evidence from Mexico (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 16874 Viewpoint
What factors determine auction prices in privatization? (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 16873 Viewpoint
Which countries give investors the best protection? (English)
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APR 30, 1997 16709 Viewpoint