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Bo Becker
Professor of Finance at Stockholm School of Economics (), , Research Fellow , Research Member
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Bo Becker Oct 9
Next week, , and will host a conference on “Sustainable Finance and Corporate Governance”. Many great papers. See for program details and registration. [4/4]
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Bo Becker Oct 9
Replying to @zingales
Luigi talk entitled “Which Capitalism” at Princeton summarizes much of this debate and his views on enhancing shareholder's ability to push firms beyond profits. Available at: [3/4]
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Bo Becker Oct 9
Replying to @StiglerCenter
These are areas of considerable current interest. The ProMarket blog at Chicago Booth's has hosted a great set of pieceson this recently: . [2/4]
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Bo Becker Oct 9
Should corporations be run with an eye to sustainability beyond profits? Should firms take broad societal interests into account? Does this create a risk of managerial abuse and excess? Who decides what society needs? Who speaks for shareholders? [1/4]
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Stigler Center Oct 3
“50 Years Later, It’s Time to Reassess”: 's Raghuram Rajan on Milton Friedman and maximizing shareholder value:
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Bo Becker Sep 30
In the US, “amend and extend” of a loan can be done more easily than anything similar for a bond. It’s a change of payment terms, which the Trust Indenture Act (TIA) makes difficult for bonds. In syndicates, decisions can be taken more easily, or delegated.
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Bo Becker Sep 24
I would add here that large government bond holdings on bank balance sheets, esp. weak bank balance sheets, squeezes credit supply. This is a key reason the sovereign debt crisis was so harmful to Eurozone growth.
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Ekonomiekot Sep 18
Vad får allt färre bankkontor för konsekvenser? Hur mycket hårdnar konkurrensen mellan de gamla bankerna och de nya nätbankerna? Hör och i extra:
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Arpit Gupta Aug 31
New post—The Great Inflation happened because of Reg Q, not unravelling inflation expectations for no reason. What that suggests for the Fed's change in mandate. Also, the value of mass testing
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Per Strömberg Aug 28
Assar Lindbeck was the most important Swedish economist over the last 60 years. Crystal clear thinker until the very end. He will be greatly missed.
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Swedish House of Finance Aug 24
!0 min to go! We are hoping you are ready to join Anders Anderson and Paolo Sodini for Annual Conference: Consumer Behavior in Financial Markets. To register click here:
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Bo Becker Aug 20
High sovereign debt burdens have meant that few countries - those with high credit ratings - have been able to afford spending liberally in the epidemic. Forbes column by Effi Benmelech:
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Bo Becker Aug 6
My co-author has written a blog post about our JMCB article with on how bank lending decisions work in recessions. Short answer: well. Longer answer:
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Bo Becker Jul 31
Sovereign debt on bank balance sheets can squeeze our corporate lending. Victoria Ivashina’s and my article about this is now freely available from the Review of Finance. This issue is likely to remain a threat to indebted countries.
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Bo Becker Jul 24
The most recent episode of the Capitalisn’t podcast covers diversity in economics. Much seems very applicable outside the US as well. Also, great tributes paid by the two podcasters to each other. Listen to the end!
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Karel Lannoo Jun 30
Big change ahead for Europe’s capital markets, with the Commission issuing 750bn triple A bonds. If approved, will create attractive long term € assets, not linked to a country
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VoxEU May 23
New CEPR eBook - In their chapter , Ulrich Hege & Pierre Mella-Barral describe provisions for future restructuring in the wake of , & argue why they should be made as soon as possible. Download available 👉
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Ricardo Reis May 16
** The past and present of QE by the ECB The German constitutional court ruling from ten days ago has gotten a lot of attention for its legal and political implications. Here is my take on the economics from reading the ruling. [1/13]
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FondbolagensFörening May 11
Nu startar vårt ”Penningpolitik i coronakrisens spår” med Per Jansson + och
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Anna Kinberg Batra May 5
Happy to be part of this international initiative, with , , Dr Johan Giesecke and senior business leaders in the Swedish part and comments from others around the world. Highlights and short versions from 24 hrs of discussion here:
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