Share Price Changes and the Arrival of Limited Liability in California

18 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2001

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Mark Weinstein

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department; University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

We examine the change in share prices of firms incorporated in California at the time that California moved from pro-rata unlimited liability to limited liability, 1928 ? 1931. We find no evidence that the change had any detectible affect on share prices. However, due to small sample size our tests may be weak. Moreover, peculiarities of the California law, and the time the change was made, make it difficult to generalize from this one episode to the contemporary world.

Suggested Citation

Weinstein, Mark Ira, Share Price Changes and the Arrival of Limited Liability in California (2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=286799 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.286799

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