Comparative Law and Finance: Past, Present and Future Research
Mathias M. Siems
Durham University - Durham Law School; University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research
University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
August 14, 2009
“Comparative law and finance” quantifies differences in the laws governing the business enterprise in various countries. The resulting data can be used to test which legal institutions (if any) matter for financial development. Until recently only cross-sectional data were available. We report the results of a new approach to coding which has produced longitudinal datasets on shareholder, creditor and worker protection.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: law and finance, legal origins, leximetrics, numerical comparative law, corporate governance, shareholder protection, legal convergence, LLSV
JEL Classification: G30, G38, K22, K31, N20, N40, O16, P50
Date posted: July 1, 2009 ; Last revised: November 17, 2010
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