A Reader in International Corporate Finance, Volume 1

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Stijn Claessens, Luc Laeven
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 418 pages
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A Reader in International Corporate Finance offers an overview of current thinking on six topics: law and finance, corporate governance, banking, capital markets, capital structure and financing constraints, and the political economy of finance. This collection of 23 of the most influential articles published in the period 2000-2006 reflects two new trends:interest in international aspects of corporate finance, particularly specific to emerging markets, awareness of the importance of institutions in explaining global differences in corporate finance."In the last decade, financial economis.
  

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About the author (2006)

Stijn Claessens is the senior economist in the Debt and International Finance Division of the International Economics Department of the World Bank. Ronald C. Duncan is chief of the International Trade Division of the International Economics Department of the World Bank.

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