International Corporate Governance: Database for 23 Countries

Posted: 1 Nov 2010 Last revised: 24 Feb 2012

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Reena Aggarwal

Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business

Isil Erel

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance

Miguel A. Ferreira

Nova School of Business and Economics; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Pedro Matos

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Date Written: November 1, 2010

Abstract

We are making the firm-level corporate governance index used in Aggarwal, Erel, Ferreira and Matos (2010) available. The data covers 23 countries for the period 2004-2008. Non-U.S. firms in the sample account for approximately 71% of world market capitalization excluding the U.S.; and U.S. firms cover 96% of U.S. market capitalization. We use 41 individual attributes to create a composite governance index, GOV41, for each company. The data file contains the variables: year, country, company name, primary security code, ticker (for U.S. firms), and the firm-level governance index GOV41. The primary security code is an id that matches with Sedol codes for non US firms and Cusip codes for US firms. The Excel data file is available at Aggarwal's website at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

For more information about the data, please refer to Aggarwal, Erel, Ferreira and Matos (2010) available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1634823

Keywords: Institutional Investors, International Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism

JEL Classification: G32, G34, G38

Suggested Citation

Aggarwal, Reena and Erel, Isil and Ferreira, Miguel Almeida and Matos, Pedro, International Corporate Governance: Database for 23 Countries (November 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1700823

Reena Aggarwal (Contact Author)

Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business ( email )

3700 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
United States
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202-687-0798 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/aggarwal/

Isil Erel

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance ( email )

2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1144
United States

Miguel Almeida Ferreira

Nova School of Business and Economics ( email )

Campus de Campolide
Lisbon, 1099-032
Portugal

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) ( email )

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

Pedro Matos

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

University of Virginia
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
434 243 8998 (Phone)
434 924 0726 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty-research/directory/pedro-matos/

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) ( email )

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

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