The Impact of Government Interventions in the Banking Industry on the Corporate Sector
09 / 2010 - 08 / 2014
This proposal is broadly defined as empirical research in corporate Finance. We invite candidates to indicate their preferences for a specific topic in this broader field. In this proposal we provide several directions for a specific topic and we present potential supervisors. In corporate finance, the financial and strategic decisions are studied from a financial economics perspective. Our group is specialized in empirical research in this field. The first topic in this field is financing/capital structure decisions including bank loans, private equity and start-up or venture capital financing. The second, related topic is financial intermediation. A third topic is behavioral corporate finance. The final topic is corporate governance, which includes shareholder rights and activism and managerial compensation issues.