Efraim Benmelech

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

Harold L. Stuart Professor of Finance

Evanston, IL 60208

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (42)

Did the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Lead to Risky Lending?

Kreisman Working Papers Series in Housing Law and Policy No. 8
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Sumit Agarwal, Efraim Benmelech, Nittai Bergman and Amit Seru
National University of Singapore, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tel Aviv University and Stanford University
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CRA, Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Financial Crisis, Household Finance

Did the Community Reinvestment Act (Cra) Lead to Risky Lending?

NBER Working Paper No. w18609
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 08 May 2021
Sumit Agarwal, Efraim Benmelech, Nittai Bergman and Amit Seru
National University of Singapore, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tel Aviv University and Stanford University
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Securitization without Adverse Selection: The Case of CLOs

AFA 2010 Atlanta Meetings Paper, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 106 (1), 91-113, 2012
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2018
Efraim Benmelech, Jennifer Dlugosz and Victoria Ivashina
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Harvard University
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Structured finance, Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), CDOs, Syndicated loans

Securitization Without Adverse Selection: The Case of Clos

NBER Working Paper No. w16766
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Jennifer Dlugosz and Victoria Ivashina
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Harvard University
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Financing Labor

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 May 2015
Efraim Benmelech, Nittai Bergman and Amit Seru
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tel Aviv University and Stanford University
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Credit, Financial Constraints, Labor, Unemployment.

Financing Labor

NBER Working Paper No. w17144
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 07 May 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Nittai Bergman and Amit Seru
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tel Aviv University and Stanford University
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The Decline of Secured Debt

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 10 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Nitish Kumar and Raghuram G. Rajan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, University of Florida and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Corporate Finance, Development of the American Economy, Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Law and Economics

The Decline of Secured Debt

NBER Working Paper No. w26637
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Nitish Kumar and Raghuram G. Rajan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, University of Florida and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Collateral Pricing

AFA 2008 New Orleans Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Feb 2007
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
Downloads 444 (81,755)
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Collateral, Secured debt, Redeployability, Airlines

Collateral Pricing

NBER Working Paper No. w13874
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2008
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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The Credit Rating Crisis

NBER Working Paper No. w15045
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 08 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Jennifer Dlugosz
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Downloads 417 (88,780)
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The Real Effects of Liquidity During the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Automobiles

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 18 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2016
Efraim Benmelech, Ralf Meisenzahl and Rodney Ramcharan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
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liquidity, crises, credit

The Real Effects of Liquidity During the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Automobiles

NBER Working Paper No. w22148
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 11 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Ralf Meisenzahl and Rodney Ramcharan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
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Stock-Based Compensation and CEO (Dis)Incentives

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Mar 2008
Efraim Benmelech, Eugene Kandel and Pietro Veronesi
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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executive compensation, corporate governance

Stock-Based Compensation and CEO (Dis)Incentives

NBER Working Paper No. w13732
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 11 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Efraim Benmelech, Pietro Veronesi and Eugene Kandel
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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Stock-Based Compensation and CEO (Dis)Incentives

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6515
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Jun 2008
Efraim Benmelech, Eugene Kandel and Pietro Veronesi
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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CEO compensation, Sub-optimal investments

Strong Employers and Weak Employees: How Does Employer Concentration Affect Wages?

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 22 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2019
Efraim Benmelech, Nittai Bergman and Hyunseob Kim
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tel Aviv University and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Monopsony, Wages, Labor Share, Productivity, Employer Concentration

Strong Employers and Weak Employees: How Does Employer Concentration Affect Wages?

NBER Working Paper No. w24307
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Nittai Bergman and Hyunseob Kim
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tel Aviv University - Berglas School of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Secured Credit Spreads and the Issuance of Secured Debt

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-14
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 04 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2020
Efraim Benmelech, Nitish Kumar and Raghuram G. Rajan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, University of Florida and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Secured Credit Spreads and the Issuance of Secured Debt

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2020
Efraim Benmelech, Nitish Kumar and Raghuram G. Rajan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, University of Florida and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Secured Debt, Credit Spreads, Business Cycle, Distress

Liquidation Values and the Credibility of Financial Contract Renegotiation: Evidence from U.S. Airlines

9th Annual Texas Finance Festival, AFA 2008 New Orleans Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 23 May 2008
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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Renegotiation, Liquidation Values, Incomplete Contracts, Aircraft

Liquidation Values and the Credibility of Financial Contract Renegotiation: Evidence from U.S. Airlines

NBER Working Paper No. w14059
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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The Political Economy of Financial Regulation: Evidence from U.S. State Usury Laws in the 18th and 19th Century

AFA 2007 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 17 Mar 2006
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Yale University, Yale SOMAQR Capital
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Financial Development, Regulation, Usury

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Negotiating with Labor Under Financial Distress

AFA 2011 Denver Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Feb 2010
Efraim Benmelech, Nittai Bergman and Ricardo Enriquez
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tel Aviv University and Harvard University
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Labor, Finance, Pension, Negotiations

Negotiating with Labor Under Financial Distress

NBER Working Paper No. w17192
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 11 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Nittai Bergman and Ricardo Enriquez
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tel Aviv University and Harvard University
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Credit Traps

AFA 2011 Denver Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Mar 2010
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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Liquidity, Credit Channel of Monetary Policy, Collateral, Banking

Credit Traps

NBER Working Paper No. w16200
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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Civic Capital and Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-74
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2020
Washington University in St. Louis - Olin Business School, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management - Department of Finance and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Civic Capital and Social Distancing During the Covid-19 Pandemic

NBER Working Paper No. w27320
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2021
Washington University in St. Louis - Olin Business School, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management - Department of Finance and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Civic Capital and Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14900
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Washington University in St. Louis - Olin Business School, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management - Department of Finance and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Civic capital, COVID, voluntary compliance

Economic Conditions and the Quality of Suicide Terrorism

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2010
Efraim Benmelech, Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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Quantity and Quality of Terrorism, Economic Conditions, Suicide Terrorists

Economic Conditions and the Quality of Suicide Terrorism

NBER Working Paper No. w16320
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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Economic Conditions and the Quality of Suicide Terrorism

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7995
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Nov 2010
Efraim Benmelech, Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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Economic Conditions, Quantity and Quality of Terrorism, Suicide Terrorists

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The Alchemy of Cdo Credit Ratings

NBER Working Paper No. w14878
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Jennifer Dlugosz
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Vintage Capital and Creditor Protection

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2008
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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Vintage Capital, Creditor Rights, Finance and Growth, Airlines

Vintage Capital and Creditor Protection

NBER Working Paper No. w15735
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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The Determinants of Fiscal and Monetary Policies During the COVID-19 Crisis

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Nitzan Tzur-Ilan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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The Determinants of Fiscal and Monetary Policies During the Covid-19 Crisis

NBER Working Paper No. w27461
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Nitzan Tzur-Ilan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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What Explains the Flow of Foreign Fighters to ISIS?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 May 2016
Efraim Benmelech and Esteban F. Klor
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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What Explains the Flow of Foreign Fighters to Isis?

NBER Working Paper No. w22190
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Esteban F. Klor
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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Credit Market Freezes

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Jun 2017
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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Credit Market, Financial Crises, Illiquidity

Credit Market Freezes

NBER Working Paper No. w23512
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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Military CEOS

NBER Working Paper No. w19782
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Carola Frydman
Downloads 112 (305,001)
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The Political Economy of Financial Regulation: Evidence from U.S. State Usury Laws in the 19th Century

NBER Working Paper No. w12851
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 24 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2021
Yale University, Yale SOMAQR Capital and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Downloads 90 (352,171)
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Bankruptcy and the Collateral Channel

NBER Working Paper No. w15708
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
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Counter-Suicide-Terrorism: Evidence from House Demolitions

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2020
Efraim Benmelech, Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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Counterterrorism, House Demolitions, Suicide Terrorists

Counter-Suicide-Terrorism: Evidence from House Demolitions

NBER Working Paper No. w16493
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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Do Liquidation Values Affect Financial Contracts? Evidence from Commercial Loan Contracts and Zoning Regulation

NBER Working Paper No. w11004
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2021
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Yale University, Yale SOMAQR Capital and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management
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Attack Assignments in Terror Organizations and the Productivity of Suicide Bombers

NBER Working Paper No. w12910
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Claude Berrebi
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy
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Repossession and the Democratization of Credit

NBER Working Paper No. w17858
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2021
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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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: 20 Jul 2021
Bo Becker and Efraim Benmelech
Stockholm School of Economics and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Making the House a Home: The Stimulative Effect of Home Purchases on Consumption and Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w23570
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 17 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 28 May 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Adam M. Guren and Brian Melzer
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Boston University - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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The Agglomeration of Bankruptcy

NBER Working Paper No. w20254
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tel Aviv University, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Does Short-Term Debt Increase Vulnerability to Crisis? Evidence from the East Asian Financial Crisis

NBER Working Paper No. w17468
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Eyal Dvir
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Charles River Associates (CRA) - Competition Practice
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An Empirical Analysis of the Fed&Apos;S Term Auction Facility

NBER Working Paper No. w18304
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2021
Efraim Benmelech
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The Economic Cost of Harboring Terrorism

NBER Working Paper No. w15465
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Claude Berrebi and Esteban F. Klor
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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Debt, Information, and Illiquidity

NBER Working Paper No. w25054
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2021
Efraim Benmelech and Nittai Bergman
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Tel Aviv University - Berglas School of Economics
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Private and Social Returns to R&D: Drug Development and Demographics

NBER Working Paper No. w28355
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2021
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The Secured Credit Premium and the Issuance of Secured Debt

NBER Working Paper No. w26799
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2021
Efraim Benmelech, Nitish Kumar and Raghuram G. Rajan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, University of Florida and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Human Capital and the Productivity of Suicide Bombers

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES -VOL. 21, NO. 3, SUMMER 2007 (pp. 223-238) DOI: 10.1257/jep.21.3.223
Posted: 10 Jul 2020
Efraim Benmelech and Claude Berrebi
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy

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Human Capital, Skills, Occupational Choice, Labor Productivity, National Security, War, Terrorism

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Asset Salability and Debt Maturity: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century American Railroads

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 1545-1584, 2009
Posted: 23 Mar 2009
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