David S. Scharfstein

Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking

Boston, MA 02163

United States

http://www.people.hbs.edu/dscharfstein/

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Bank Lending During the Financial Crisis of 2008

EFA 2009 Bergen Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2009
Victoria Ivashina and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard University and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 181

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Bank Lending, Financial Crisis

Skill vs. Luck in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital: Evidence from Serial Entrepreneurs

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Oct 2006
Paul A. Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 4,392 (1,396)
Citation 22

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new ventures, entrepreneurs

Skill vs. Luck in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital: Evidence from Serial Entrepreneurs

NBER Working Paper No. w12592
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Oct 2006
Paul A. Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 22

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Reforming Money Market Funds

Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 2011-86, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 109, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12-13
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2012
Brookings Institution, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Hoover Institution, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Yale University - Cowles Foundation, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Bank for International Settlements, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Learning About Internal Capital Markets From Corporate Spinoffs

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Jan 2001
Robert H. Gertner, Eric A. Powers and David S. Scharfstein
University of Chicago - Finance, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 1,160 (13,513)
Citation 65

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Loan Syndication and Credit Cycles

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Jan 2010
Victoria Ivashina and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard University and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 1,148 (10,176)
Citation 11

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Banks, Credit, Syndicated loans

Dollar Funding and the Lending Behavior of Global Banks

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Nov 2012
Victoria Ivashina, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard University, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Citation 8

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Banks, Global Banks, Credit Supply, Dollar Funding

Dollar Funding and the Lending Behavior of Global Banks

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2015
Victoria Ivashina, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard University, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Citation 8

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Covered Interest Parity; Dollar Funding; Credit Supply; Global Banks

Dollar Funding and the Lending Behavior of Global Banks

NBER Working Paper No. w18528
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Nov 2012
Victoria Ivashina, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard University, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Citation 8

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Entrepreneurial Spawning: Public Corporations and the Genesis of New Ventures, 1986-1999

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 03-37; MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4317-03
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 Jun 2003
Paul A. Gompers, David S. Scharfstein and Josh Lerner
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 98

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Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Start-up

Entrepreneurial Spawning: Public Corporations and the Genesis of New Ventures, 1986-1999

NBER Working Paper No. w9816
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 Jul 2003
Paul A. Gompers, David S. Scharfstein and Josh Lerner
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 98

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Do Firm Boundaries Matter?

MIT Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 01-05
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Feb 2001
Sendhil Mullainathan and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 17

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Aligning Incentives at Systemically Important Financial Institutions

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 13-18, Fisher College of Business Working Paper
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Mar 2013
Brookings Institution, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Hoover Institution, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Yale University - Cowles Foundation, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Bank for International Settlements and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Abstract:

Bonus, compensation, contingent convertible bonds, capital, regulation, financial crisis

10.

The Growth of Modern Finance

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 Oct 2012
Robin M. Greenwood and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 432 (41,921)
Citation 4

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Financial services, fees, asset management

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Lowering the Cost of Bank Recapitalization

Yale Journal of Regulation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 25 May 2015
John C. Coates, IV and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 7

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Bailout, banks, bank holding companies, TARP, workout, bankruptcy, bank regulation, solvency, restructuring, rights offering, recapitalization, bridge bank, open bank assistance

Organizational Scope and Investment: Evidence from the Drug Development Strategies and Performance of Biopharmaceutical Firms

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Nov 2004
Ilan Guedj and David S. Scharfstein
Bates White, LLC and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 24

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Internal capital markets, resource allocation, drug development, financial resources

Organizational Scope and Investment: Evidence from the Drug Development Strategies and Performance of Biopharmaceutical Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w10933
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Dec 2004
Ilan Guedj and David S. Scharfstein
Bates White, LLC and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 24

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Risk Management: Coordinating Corporate Investment and Financing Policies

NBER Working Paper No. w4084
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Jan 2001 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2010
Kenneth Froot, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Citation 474

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The Dark Side of Internal Capital Markets Ii: Evidence from Diversified Conglomerates

NBER Working Paper No. w6352
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Jun 2000
David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 122

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Anatomy of Financial Distress: An Examination of Junk-Bond Issuers

NBER Working Paper No. w3942
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Apr 2000
Paul Asquith, Robert H. Gertner and David S. Scharfstein
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Economics, Finance, Accounting (EFA), University of Chicago - Finance and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 170

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Citation 43

Evidence on the Dark Side of Internal Capital Markets

Review of Financial Studies (RFS), Forthcoming, Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. FBE 05-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2010
Oguzhan Ozbas and David S. Scharfstein
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 43

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Evidence on the Dark Side of Internal Capital Markets

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 581-599, 2009
Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Oguzhan Ozbas and David S. Scharfstein
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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D21, D23, G31

17.

Venture Capital Investment Cycles: The Impact of Public Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w11385
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2010
Paul A. Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 144 (170,459)
Citation 64

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The Choice between Public and Private Debt: An Analysis of Post-Deregulation Corporate Financing in Japan

NBER Working Paper No. w4421
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2010
Takeo Hoshi, Anil K. Kashyap and David S. Scharfstein
University of California at San Diego, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Citation 92

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Herd on the Street: Informational Inefficiencies in a Market with Short-Term Speculation

NBER Working Paper No. w3250
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Jun 2001
Kenneth Froot, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Citation 129

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Citation 31

Entrepreneurship in Equilibrium

NBER Working Paper No. w9001
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2002
Denis Gromb and David S. Scharfstein
London Business School and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 76 (269,695)
Citation 31

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Entrepreneurship in Equilibrium

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3652
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jan 2003
Denis Gromb and David S. Scharfstein
London Business School and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 37 (381,230)
Citation 31
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Entrepreneurship, venture capital, incentives

21.

Internal Versus External Capital Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w4776
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Jul 2010
Robert H. Gertner, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
University of Chicago - Finance, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 106 (215,621)
Citation 140

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The Dark Side of Internal Capital Markets: Divisional Rent-Seeking and Inefficient Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w5969
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Jun 2000
David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 83 (237,340)
Citation 303

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Bank Monitoring and Investment: Evidence from the Changing Structure of Japanese Corporate Banking Relationships

NBER Working Paper No. w3079
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Apr 2000
Takeo Hoshi, Anil K. Kashyap and David S. Scharfstein
University of California at San Diego, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 74 (257,170)
Citation 64

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A Theory of Workouts and the Effects of Reorganization Law

NBER Working Paper No. t0103
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Dec 2006
Robert H. Gertner and David S. Scharfstein
University of Chicago - Finance and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 53 (296,045)
Citation 143

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Capital Market Imperfections and Countercyclical Markups: Theory and Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w4614
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2010
Judith A. Chevalier and David S. Scharfstein
Yale School of Management and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 52 (325,212)
Citation 85

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The Role of Banks in Reducing the Costs of Financial Distress in Japan

NBER Working Paper No. w3435
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Jan 2008
Takeo Hoshi, Anil K. Kashyap and David S. Scharfstein
University of California at San Diego, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 44 (337,083)
Citation 200

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Managed Care Provider Volume

NBER Working Paper No. w6523
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Sep 2000
Sarah Feldman and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard University - Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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Ldc Debt: Forgiveness, Indexation, and Investment Incentives

NBER Working Paper No. w2541
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Jun 2004
Kenneth Froot, David S. Scharfstein and Jeremy C. Stein
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 21 (428,572)
Citation 17

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The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 8-21, Summer 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Institute for International Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Hoover Institution, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Yale University - Cowles Foundation, Bank for International Settlements, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Citation 19
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Life Sciences Roundtable: Strategy and Financing

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 8-35, Spring 2009
Posted: 04 Jul 2009
affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Concentration in Mortgage Lending, Refinancing Activity and Mortgage Rates

NBER Working Paper No. w19156
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
David S. Scharfstein and Aditya Sunderam
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University
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Fiscal Risk and the Portfolio of Government Programs

NBER Working Paper No. w22763
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2016
Samuel Gregory Hanson, David S. Scharfstein and Aditya Sunderam
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University
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The Stock Market and Bank Risk-Taking

NBER Working Paper No. w22689
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Oct 2016
Antonio Falato and David S. Scharfstein
Federal Reserve Board and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
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An Evaluation of Money Market Fund Reform Proposals

IMF Economic Review, Vol. 63, Issue 4, pp. 984-1023, 2015
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Jan 2016
Samuel Gregory Hanson, David S. Scharfstein and Adi Sunderam
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School
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Aligning Incentives at Systemically Important Financial Institutions: A Proposal by the Squam Lake Group

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 37-40, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Dec 2013
Brookings Institution, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Hoover Institution, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Stanford University, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Yale University - Cowles Foundation, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Bank for International Settlements and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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36.

Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 210-081
Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Victoria Ivashina and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard University and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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Entrepreneurial Spawning: Public Corporations and the Genesis of New Ventures, 1986 to 1999

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
David S. Scharfstein, Paul A. Gompers and Josh Lerner
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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VentureOne dataset, Patent citations, Entrepreneurial activity, Corporate spinoffs, Entrepreneurial environment, Firm diversification, Venture capital, Startups

38.

Pilgrim Assurance Building

HBS Case No.: 9-206-078
Posted: 22 Sep 2008
Robin M. Greenwood, David S. Scharfstein and Arthur I. Segel
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

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Learning about Internal Capital Markets from Corporate Spin-offs

The Journal of Finance, Vol. 57, pp. 2479-2506, 2002
Posted: 27 Aug 2003
Robert H. Gertner, Eric A. Powers and David S. Scharfstein
University of Chicago - Finance, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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Optimal Debt Structure and the Number of Creditors

J. OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, February 1996
Posted: 03 Jul 1998
Patrick Bolton and David S. Scharfstein
Columbia Business School - Department of Economics and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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