Bo Becker

Stockholm School of Economics

Drottninggatan 98

Dept. of Finance

111 60 Stockholm , 11160

Sweden

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Research Fellow

London

United Kingdom

ECGI

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

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Scholarly Papers (31)

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Citation 170

Reaching for Yield in the Bond Market

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 12-103, Journal of Finance, Volume 70 (5), 1863-1902, 2015
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 24 May 2012 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2018
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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Reaching for yield; Financial crises; Credit cycles; Insurance companies

Reaching for Yield in the Bond Market

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Jun 2012
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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Fixed income, Reaching for yield, Financial intermediation, Insurance companies

Reaching for Yield in the Bond Market

NBER Working Paper No. w18909
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2021
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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Citation 71

Cyclicality of Credit Supply: Firm Level Evidence

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 10-107 , AFA 2011 Denver Meetings Paper, Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 62 (C), 76-93, 2014
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2018
Victoria Ivashina and Bo Becker
Harvard University and Stockholm School of Economics
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Banks, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Business Cycles, Credit Cycles

Cyclicality of Credit Supply: Firm Level Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w17392
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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Fiduciary Duties and Equity‐Debtholder Conflicts

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 10-070, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 330/2012
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2012
Bo Becker and Per Strömberg
Stockholm School of Economics and Swedish House of Finance
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Equity-Debtholder Conflicts and Capital Structure

AFA 2011 Denver Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Mar 2010
Per Strömberg and Bo Becker
Swedish House of Finance and Stockholm School of Economics
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Bankruptcy, Costs of Financial Distress, Capital Structure

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Citation 92

How Did Increased Competition Affect Credit Ratings?

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 09-051
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2010
Bo Becker and Todd T. Milbourn
Stockholm School of Economics and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
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Credit ratings, competition and reputation, information quality

How Did Increased Competition Affect Credit Ratings?

NBER Working Paper No. w16404
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 04 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2021
Bo Becker and Todd T. Milbourn
Stockholm School of Economics and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
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Does Shareholder Proxy Access Improve Firm Value? Evidence from the Business Roundtable Challenge

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 11-052, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 11-052, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 685
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Stockholm School of Economics, Brandeis International Business School and Harvard Business School
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Shareholder proxy access, Corporate governance

Does Shareholder Proxy Access Improve Firm Value? Evidence from the Business Roundtable Challenge

NBER Working Paper No. w17797
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Feb 2012
Stockholm School of Economics, Brandeis International Business School and Harvard Business School
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Financial Repression in the European Sovereign Debt Crisis

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 14-13, Paris December 2014 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - AFFI Paper, Review of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2018
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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Credit Cycles, Sovereign Debt, Financial Repression

Financial Repression in the European Sovereign Debt Crisis

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12185
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 04 Aug 2017
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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Credit cycles, financial repression, Sovereign debt

Estimating the Effects of Large Shareholders Using a Geographic Instrument

EFA 2008 Athens Meetings Paper, AFA 2009 San Francisco Meetings Paper, Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2008-03-008, Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No. 2008-9, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2009-13, Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 1101012
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 03 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2010
Stockholm School of Economics, University of Miami - Department of Finance and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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Large shareholders, blockholders, corporate policies, firm performance, liquidity, instrumental variable estimation

Estimating the Effects of Large Shareholders Using a Geographic Instrument

NBER Working Paper No. w17393
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Stockholm School of Economics, University of Miami - Department of Finance and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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Citation 29

Covenant-Light Contracts and Creditor Coordination

Riksbank Research Paper Series No. 149, Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series No. 325, Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 17-1
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2017
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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Credit cycles, Loan contracts, Debt Covenants

Covenant-Light Contracts and Creditor Coordination

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 16-09
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 31 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2016
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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Credit cycles; Loan contracts; Debt Covenants

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Citation 7

Regulatory Reform and Risk-Taking: Replacing Ratings

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 13-03
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2014
Bo Becker and Marcus M. Opp
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Finance
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Financial Regulation, Rating Agencies, Alternatives to Credit Ratings, Financial Crisis, Insurance Industry, Capital Regulation, Dodd-Frank Act

Regulatory Reform and Risk-Taking: Replacing Ratings

NBER Working Paper No. w19257
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2021
Bo Becker and Marcus M. Opp
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Finance
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Bad Times, Good Credit

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 15-05
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 29 May 2018
Bo Becker, Marieke Bos and Kasper Roszbach
Stockholm School of Economics, Swedish House of Finance - Stockholm School of Economics and Norges Bank - Research Department
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Credit markets, corporate loans, information frictions, business cycles, internal ratings

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Citation 14

Payout Taxes and the Allocation of Investment

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 11-040, AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2012
Bo Becker, Marcus Jacob and Martin Jacob
Stockholm School of Economics, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
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Payout Taxes and the Allocation of Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w17481
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Oct 2011
Bo Becker, Marcus Jacob and Martin Jacob
Stockholm School of Economics, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
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Citation 15

Non-Rating Revenue and Conflicts of Interest

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 15-06
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 04 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2016
Ramin Baghai and Bo Becker
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics
Downloads 313 (117,745)
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Credit rating agencies, conflicts of interest, fees, non-rating revenue

Non-Rating Revenue and Conflicts of Interest

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11508
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Sep 2016
Ramin Baghai and Bo Becker
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics
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agency problems, Credit ratings, issuer-pays

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Geographical Segmentation of Us Capital Markets

EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2009
Bo Becker
Stockholm School of Economics
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Geographical segmentation, bank deposits

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The Effect of Financial Development on the Investment Cash Flow Relationship: Cross-Country Evidence from Europe

ECB Working Paper No. 689
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Nov 2006
Bo Becker and Jagadeesh Sivadasan
Stockholm School of Economics and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Financial Constraints, Investment, Europe, Financial Development

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Wealth and Executive Compensation

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Feb 2005
Bo Becker
Stockholm School of Economics
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agency theory, executive compensation

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Reputations and Credit Ratings: Evidence from Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 16-21
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 26 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 06 May 2020
Ramin Baghai and Bo Becker
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics
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Credit ratings, reputation, competition, information quality, commercial mortgage-backed securities

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Credit Risk and the Life Cycle of Callable Bonds: Implications for Corporate Financing and Investing

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 18-16
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2021
Stockholm School of Economics, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Swedish FSA and Stockholm School of Economics
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Callable bonds, Credit risk, Debt overhang, Investment decisions.

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Local Dividend Clienteles

NBER Working Paper No. w15175
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2021
Stockholm School of Economics, Michigan State University, Department of Finance and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance
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Disruption and Credit Markets

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Feb 2019
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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Disruption, Default, Corporate Bonds

Disruption and Credit Markets

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13508
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Feb 2019
Bo Becker and Victoria Ivashina
Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard University
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corporate bonds, default, Disruption

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Portfolio Rebalancing and the Transmission of Large-Scale Asset Programmes: Evidence from the Euro Area

ECB Working Paper No. 2125
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Feb 2018
ECB -DG Monetary Policy, Stockholm School of Economics and European Central Bank (ECB)
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quantitative easing, unconventional monetary policy, portfolio rebalancing, search for yield

Insolvency Resolution and the Missing High Yield Bond Markets

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 13-05
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2016
Bo Becker and Jens Josephson
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University
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Insolvency Resolution and the Missing High Yield Bond Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w19415
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Sep 2013
Bo Becker and Jens Josephson
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University
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Citation 5

The Use of Credit Ratings in Financial Markets

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 18-13, European Corporate Governance Institute - Finance Working Paper No. 612/2019
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 16 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2020
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics and Uppsala University
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Credit ratings, investment mandates, delegated asset management, financial crisis

The Private Use of Credit Ratings: Evidence from Mutual Fund Investment Mandates

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13418
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2019
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics and Uppsala University
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Credit ratings, delegated asset management, financial crisis, investment mandates

Regulatory Forbearance in the U.S. Insurance Industry: The Effects of Removing Capital Requirements for an Asset Class

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 20-6
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2021
Bo Becker, Marcus M. Opp and Farzad Saidi
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Finance and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
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insurance industry, capital regulation, regulatory reform, NAIC, risk-based capital requirements

Regulatory Forbearance in the U.S. Insurance Industry: The Effects of Eliminating Capital Requirements

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14373
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Feb 2020
Bo Becker, Marcus M. Opp and Farzad Saidi
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Finance and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
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Capital regulation, insurance industry, NAIC, Regulatory Reform, risk- based capital requirements

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Fiduciary Duties and Equity-Debtholder Conflicts

NBER Working Paper No. w17661
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 17 Dec 2011
Bo Becker and Per Strömberg
Stockholm School of Economics and Swedish House of Finance
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The Resilience of the U.S. Corporate Bond Market During Financial Crises

NBER Working Paper No. w28868
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 31 May 2021 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2021
Bo Becker and Efraim Benmelech
Stockholm School of Economics and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Reputations and Credit Ratings: Evidence from Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12648
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2018
Ramin Baghai and Bo Becker
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics
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commercial mortgage-backed securities, Competition, Credit ratings, information quality, reputation

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L'Occitane En Provence

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-051
Posted: 20 Mar 2012
Stockholm School of Economics, Harvard Business School, Europe Research Center, Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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A New Financial Policy at Swedish Match

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-017
Posted: 05 Feb 2012
Bo Becker
Stockholm School of Economics

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Roche's Acquisition of Genentech

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 210-040
Posted: 02 Feb 2012
Harvard Business School, Stockholm School of Economics and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; European Research Center

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Identifying Firm Capital Structure

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 211-072
Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Bo Becker
Stockholm School of Economics

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-034
Posted: 25 Jan 2012
Bo Becker
Stockholm School of Economics

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