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Shareholder Protection: A Leximetric Approach
In this article we build a new and meaningful shareholder protection index for five countries and code the development of the law for over three decades. This quantification of legal rulesExpand
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The Evolution of Labour Law: Calibrating and Comparing Regulatory Regimes
We present evidence on the evolution of labour law in five countries (the UK, USA, Germany, France and India) using a newly-created dataset which measures legal change over time. The results castExpand
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Shareholder Protection and Stock Market Development: An Empirical Test of the Legal Origins Hypothesis
Using a panel dataset covering a range of developed and developing countries, we show that common law systems were more protective of shareholder interests than civil law ones in the periodExpand
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How Do Legal Rules Evolve ? Evidence From a Cross-Country Comparison of Shareholder , Creditor and Worker Protection
Much attention has been devoted in recent literature to the claim that a country’s ‘legal origin’ may make a difference to its pattern of fi nancial development and more generally to its economicExpand
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How Do Legal Rules Evolve? Evidence from a Cross-Country Comparison of Shareholder, Creditor and Worker Protection
Much attention has been devoted in recent literature to the claim that a country's 'legal origin' may make a difference to its pattern of financial development and more generally to its economicExpand
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Legal Origins: Reconciling Law & Finance and Comparative Law
In the last few years law and finance scholars have 'discovered' the usefulness of comparative law. Their studies look at the quantifiable effect that legal rules and their enforcement have onExpand
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Shareholder Protection Around the World ('Leximetric II')
This article analyzes how shareholder protection has developed in 20 countries from 1995 to 2005. In contrast to traditional legal research, it draws on a quanti-tative methodology to lawExpand
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Law and Financial Development: What We are Learning from Time-Series Evidence
The legal origins hypothesis is one of the most important and influential ideas to emerge in the social sciences in the past decade. However, the empirical base of the legal origins claim has alwaysExpand
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Ordoliberal Lessons for Economic Stability: Different Kinds of Regulation, Not More Regulation
Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 the term “ordoliberalism” has experienced a marked revival. This discussion tends to focus on the need for more state intervention. Yet this misrepresentsExpand
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