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What Works in Securities Laws?


Rafael La Porta


Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Florencio Lopez de Silanes


EDHEC Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Tinbergen Institute

Andrei Shleifer


Harvard University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

July 16, 2003

Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 03-22; AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings

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We examine the effect of securities laws on stock market development in 49 countries. We find almost no evidence that public enforcement benefits stock markets, and strong evidence that laws facilitating private enforcement through disclosure and liability rules benefit stock markets.

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JEL Classification: G15, G18, G3, K22, P5

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Date posted: December 29, 2004  

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La Porta, Rafael and Lopez de Silanes, Florencio and Shleifer, Andrei, What Works in Securities Laws? (July 16, 2003). Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 03-22; AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=425880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.425880

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Rafael La Porta
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