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Publications and papers

Published papers

Does Family Control Matter? International Evidence from the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis (with Karl Lins and Paolo Volpin)
Review of Financial Studies 26, 2583-2619.

Winner of S.A.C. Capital Advisors Best Conference Paper Award presented at the 39th European Finance Association Annual Meeting


The Life Cycle of Family Ownership: International Evidence (with Julian Franks, Colin Mayer, and Paolo Volpin), 2012.
Review of Financial Studies 25, 1675-1712. Lead Article

  • Bocconi Knowledge features a snappy version [here]
  • Financial Times  [pdf]

Leverage and Pricing of Debt in LBOs (with Paolo Colla and Filippo Ippolito), 2012.

Journal of Corporate Finance 18, 124-137.

  • Slides, with additional tables [pdf]
Where do Firms Incorporate? Deregulation and the Cost of Entry (with Marco Becht and Colin Mayer), 2008.
Journal of Corporate Finance 14, 241-256.
  • Financial Times [pdf]
  • Il Sole 24 Ore [pdf
  • Handelsblatt [pdf]

The Origins of the German Corporation: Finance, Ownership, and Control (with Julian Franks and Colin Mayer), 2006.

Review of Finance 10, 537-585.

Working Papers

Do Institutional Investors Drive Corporate Social Responsibility? International Evidence (with Alexander Dyck, Karl Lins, Lukas Roth).

The Determinants of Director Compensation (with Viktar Fedaseyeu and James Linck).
Winner of 2014 Southwestern Finance Association Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, Dallas

The Returns to Hedge Fund Activism: An International Study (with Marco Becht, Julian Franks, and Jeremy Grant)

Family Firms and Labor Market Regulation (with Morten Bennedsen, Sterling Huang and Stefan Zeume).

Wrath of the Titans: Forced CEO Turnover in the World’s Largest Firms (with Max Bader).
[pdf] coming soon

Corporate Governance and CEO Turnover Decisions (with Theodosios Dimopoulos)
Public Equity Issues and the Scope for Market Timing
The Equity Carve-Out Decision



Last updated January 08, 2016