Information Asymmetry, Corporate Disclosure and the Capital Markets: A Review of the Empirical Disclosure Literature

60 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2001  

Paul M. Healy

Harvard Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Krishna Palepu

Harvard University - Harvard Business School; Harvard University - David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Research; Harvard Business Review; NBER; International Academy of Management

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Date Written: December 2000

Abstract

Corporate disclosure is critical for the functioning of an efficient capital market. Firms provide disclosure through regulated financial reports, including the financial statements, footnotes, management discussion and analysis, and other regulatory filings. In addition, some firms engage in voluntary communication, such as management forecasts, analysts? presentations and conference calls, press releases, internet sites, and other corporate reports. Finally, there are disclosures about firms by information intermediaries, such as financial analysts, industry experts, and the financial press.

JEL Classification: M41, M45, D82

Suggested Citation

Healy, Paul M. and Palepu, Krishna, Information Asymmetry, Corporate Disclosure and the Capital Markets: A Review of the Empirical Disclosure Literature (December 2000). JAE Rochester Conference April 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=258514 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.258514

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