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Politically Connected Firms


Mara Faccio


University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; Purdue University - Krannert School of Management; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); National University of Singapore (NUS) - Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER)

July 13, 2004


Abstract:     
Examination of firms in 47 countries shows a widespread overlap of controlling shareholders and top officers who are connected with national parliaments or governments, particularly in countries with higher levels of corruption, with barriers to foreign investment, and with more transparent systems. Connections are diminished when regulations set more limits on official behavior. Additionally, I show that the announcement of a new political connection results in a significant increase in value.

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JEL Classification: G3, F30


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Date posted: October 15, 2003  

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Faccio, Mara, Politically Connected Firms (July 13, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=444960 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.444960

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Mara Faccio (Contact Author)
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business ( email )
5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Purdue University - Krannert School of Management ( email )
1310 Krannert Building
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United States
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National University of Singapore (NUS) - Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) ( email )
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Singapore, 117592
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