Colin Mayer

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies (Finance)

Park End Street

Oxford, OX1 1HP

Great Britain

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Fellow

77 Bastwick Street

London, EC1V 3PZ

United Kingdom

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Fellow

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114

B-1050 Brussels

Belgium

http://www.ecgi.org

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Park End Street

Oxford, OX1 1HP

Great Britain

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Citation 67

Ownership: Evolution and Regulation

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 09/2003, EFA 2004 Maastricht Meetings Paper No. 3205, AFA 2003 Washington, DC Meetings, Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 26 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2008
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Krannert School of Management
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Citation 67

Abstract:

Evolution, ownership, investor protection, equity issues, trust

Ownership: Evolution and Regulation

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 10, pp. 4009-4056, 2009
Posted: 28 Sep 2009
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Stockholm School of Economics

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G32, G34

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Returns to Shareholder Activism: Evidence from a Clinical Study of the Hermes U.K. Focus Fund

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 138/2006, London Business School Finance Working Paper No. FIN462
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 04 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2008
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Krannert School of Management
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Citation 87

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Shareholder activism, institutional investors, real authority

Where Do Firms Incorporate? Deregulation and the Cost of Entry

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 70/2006, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2008
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Jun 2006
Marco Becht, Colin Mayer and Hannes F. Wagner
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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Citation 12

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Incorporation, costs of regulation, regulatory competition

Where Do Firms Incorporate?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5875
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Dec 2006
Marco Becht, Colin Mayer and Hannes F. Wagner
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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Citation 12
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Incorporation, entrepreneurship, financial regulation, regulatory competition

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Citation 128

Finance, Investment and Growth

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 Oct 1998
Wendy Carlin and Colin Mayer
University College London - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 128

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Finance, Investment and Growth

Presented at Tuck-JFE Contemporary Corporate Governance Conference
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Jul 2000
Wendy Carlin and Colin Mayer
University College London - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 128

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Financial Systems, Ownership, Legal Form, Growth, Investment

Regulatory Sanctions and Reputational Damage in Financial Markets

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 62/2010, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 300/2010
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2015
John Armour, Colin Mayer and Andrea Polo
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences
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Citation 3

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Regulation, Reputation, Enforcement, Corporate Law, Financial Regulation

Regulatory Sanctions and Reputational Damage in Financial Markets

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8058
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Nov 2010
John Armour, Colin Mayer and Andrea Polo
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences
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Citation 3
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Corporate Law, Enforcement, Regulation, Reputation

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Citation 34

A New Test of Capital Structure

AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Jan 2005
Colin Mayer and Oren Sussman
University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 1,582 (7,756)
Citation 34

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Capital structure, pecking order theory, trade-off theory

A New Test of Capital Structure

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4239
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Feb 2004
Colin Mayer and Oren Sussman
University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 34
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Capital structure, corporate finance, pecking order, trade-off theory

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Citation 184

Ownership and Control of German Corporations

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 29 Dec 2000
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 184

Abstract:

Ownership, control, board turnover, pyramiding, bank control, takeovers

Ownership and Control of German Corporations

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2898
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 09 Aug 2001
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 184
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Ownership, control, board turnover, pyramiding, bank control, takeovers

Ownership and Control of German Corporations

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 943-977, 2001
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School

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Ownership and Control of German Corporations

Review of Financial Studies, Winter 2001
Posted: 15 Aug 2001
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School

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Savings as Forward Payments: Innovations on Mobile Money Platforms

Forthcoming as Chapter 10 in "Financial inclusion for poverty alleviation: Banking on the unbanked." Essam Yassin Mohammed and Zenebe Bashaw Uraguchi (eds). London: Routledge.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2015
Ignacio Mas and Colin Mayer
Tufts University and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 1

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Mobile money, mobile banking, electronic payments, branchless banking, access to finance, financial inclusion, financial systems, financial sector development, banking

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The Life Cycle of Family Ownership: International Evidence

EFA 2009 Bergen Meetings Paper, AFA 2009 San Francisco Meetings Paper, Paris December 2011 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - AFFI
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 06 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2011
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School, City University London - Faculty of Finance and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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Citation 24

Abstract:

ownership, family firms, life cycle, corporate performance

Spending Less Time with the Family: The Decline of Family Ownership in the UK

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 35/2004
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Jan 2004
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Krannert School of Management
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Citation 39

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Family ownership, control, takeovers

Spending Less Time with the Family: The Decline of Family Ownership in the UK

NBER Working Paper No. w10628
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Aug 2004
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Krannert School of Management
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Citation 39

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The Origins of the German Corporation - Finance, Ownership and Control

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 110/2005, AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper, EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper, Review of Finance, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 537-585, 2006
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2008
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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Citation 178

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Evolution of ownership, German stock markets, financial regulation

Sources of Funds and Investment Activities of Venture Capital Funds: Evidence from Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Apr 2002
Colin Mayer, Koen J. L. Schoors and Yishay Yafeh
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Centre for Russian International Socio-Political and Economic Studies (CERISE) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration
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Citation 60

Abstract:

venture capital, financial institutions, sources of funds

Sources of Funds and Investment Activities of Venture Capital Funds: Evidence from Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK

NBER Working Paper No. w9645
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Apr 2003
Colin Mayer, Koen J. L. Schoors and Yishay Yafeh
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Centre for Russian International Socio-Political and Economic Studies (CERISE) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration
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Citation 60

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Sources of Funds and Investment Activities of Venture Capital Funds: Evidence from Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3340
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 May 2002
Colin Mayer, Koen J. L. Schoors and Yishay Yafeh
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Centre for Russian International Socio-Political and Economic Studies (CERISE) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration
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Citation 60
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Venture capital, financial institutions, sources of funds

Race to the Top or Bottom? Corporate Governance, Freedom of Reincorporation and Competition in Law

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 90/2005
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jul 2005
Zsuzsanna Fluck and Colin Mayer
Michigan State University - Department of Finance and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 5

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Corporate governance, competition between legal systems, freedom of reincorporation, shareholder protection, technology choice, managerial private benefits

Race to the Top or Bottom? Corporate Governance, Freedom of Reincorporation and Competition in Law

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5133
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Aug 2005
Zsuzsanna Fluck and Colin Mayer
Michigan State University - Department of Finance and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Corporate governance, competition between legal systems, freedom or reincorporation, shareholder protection, technology choice, managerial private benefits

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Principles of Financial Regulation

This is the introductory chapter to a book entitled Principles of Financial Regulation, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016., European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 277/2014, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-430, Saïd Business School WP 2014-12,
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Columbia Law School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Financial regulation, Financial crisis, Banking regulation, Securities Regulation, Financial markets, Shadow Banking, Macro-Prudential Regulation, Principles of Financial Regulation

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Mobile Banking and Financial Inclusion: The Regulatory Lessons

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5664
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Michael U. Klein and Colin Mayer
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 2

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Banks & Banking Reform, Access to Finance, Emerging Markets, Debt Markets, Technology Industry

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Regulatory Structure and Risk and Infrastructure Firms: An International Comparison

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1698
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ian Alexander, Colin Mayer and Helen Weeds
World Bank, University of Oxford - Said Business School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Citation 13

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Multinational Ownership and Subsidiary Investment

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Wendy Carlin, Andrew Charlton and Colin Mayer
University College London - Department of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 324 (68,115)
Citation 2

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Investment, Internal Capital Markets, Foreign Ownership

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A Response to Hackethal and Schmidt (2003) 'Financing Patterns: Measurement Concepts and Empirical Results'

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Feb 2004
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 314 (72,468)
Citation 1

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Corporate finance, financial systems

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The Micro, Macro and International Design of Financial Regulation

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 422
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2012
Colin Mayer and Jeffrey N. Gordon
University of Oxford - Said Business School and Columbia Law School
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Regulation, Harmonization, Systemic Risks

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The Ownership of Japanese Corporations in the 20th Century

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 410/2014
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 22 Feb 2014
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Waseda University - Graduate School of Commerce
Downloads 265 (67,396)

Abstract:

Japan, corporate ownership, insider system, trust, investor protection

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Equity Markets and Institutions: The Case of Japan

AFA 2010 Atlanta Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Mar 2009
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Waseda University - Graduate School of Commerce
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Citation 3

Abstract:

Japan, corporate ownership, equity, investor protection, institutions

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Taxation and Regulation of Banks to Manage Systemic Risk

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 341/2013
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
Brian Coulter, Colin Mayer and John Vickers
Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
Downloads 170 (102,004)
Citation 1

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Taxation, Regulation, Banks, Systemic Risk, Capital Adequacy

Who Disciplines Management in Poorly Performing Companies?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2949
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Sep 2001
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Luc Renneboog
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
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Citation 110
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Board turnover, control, corporate governance, regulation, restructuring

Who Disciplines Management in Poorly Performing Companies?

Posted: 27 Apr 2000
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Luc Renneboog
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Tilburg University - Department of Finance

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Who Disciplines Management in Poorly Performing Companies?

Journal of Financial Intermediation, Vol. 10, pp. 209-248, 2001
Posted: 14 Jul 2003
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Luc Renneboog
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Tilburg University - Department of Finance

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Governance as a Source of Managerial Discipline

National Bank of Belgium Working Paper No. 31
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Oct 2010
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 6

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Creating Incentives for Private Infrastructure Companies to Become More Efficient

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1736
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ian Alexander and Colin Mayer
World Bank and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 105 (203,869)

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Means of Payment in Takeovers: Results for the U.K. And U.S

NBER Working Paper No. w2456
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 06 Apr 2007
affiliation not provided to SSRN, London Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 81 (226,144)
Citation 24

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The Origination and Evolution of Ownership and Control

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3822
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 May 2003
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Krannert School of Management
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Citation 37
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Ownership, control, stock markets, investor protection

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Investment Spike Financing

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 20 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2017
Hyun Joong Im, Colin Mayer and Oren Sussman
Peking University - HSBC Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 39 (234,268)

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Capital Structure, Corporate Finance, Lumpy Investment, Investment Spikes

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The State of the Field in UK Management Research: Reflections of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Panel

British Journal of Management, Vol. 14, pp. 51-68, March 2003
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 Aug 2003
Cranfield University - School of Management, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), University of Cambridge, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership, University of Durham, University of Surrey - School of Management, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Warwick, Lancaster University, University of the West of England and Aston University - Marketing Group
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Capital Markets, Ownership and Distance

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5764
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Sep 2006
Wendy Carlin, Andrew Charlton and Colin Mayer
University College London - Department of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 2
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Investment, internal capital markets, foreign ownership

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Trust in Financial Markets

European Financial Management, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 617-632, September 2008
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Aug 2008
Colin Mayer
University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 8
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Bank Governance

Principles of Financial Regulation (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 316/2016
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2016
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Columbia Law School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Financial regulation, bank governance, executive compensation, financial sector pay, independent directors, board structure

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Executive Summary: Running in the Family

Business Strategy Review, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 72-73, 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 09 Sep 2012
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School, City University London - Faculty of Finance and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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Returns to Shareholder Activism: Evidence from a Clinical Study of the Hermes UK Focus Fund

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 3093-3129, 2009
Posted: 05 Aug 2009
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Krannert School of Management

Abstract:

G32

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Corporate Governance: An Assessment

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 155-163, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Marco Becht, Tim Jenkinson and Colin Mayer
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School

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The Assessment: Finance, Law, and Economic Growth

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2001
Posted: 02 Oct 2003
Colin Mayer and Oren Sussman
University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School

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Hostile Takeovers In the UK and the Correction of Managerial Failure

London Business School Institute of Finance and Accounting Working Paper 156-1995
Posted: 26 Aug 1998
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School

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