Investment Banking and Security Market Development : Does Finance Follow Industry?

Author/Editor:

Bharat Narendra Anand ; Alexander Galetovic P.

Publication Date:

July 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Long-term relationships between business firms and investment banks are pervasive in developed security markets and there is evidence that better monitoring and information result from these relationships. Therefore, security markets should allocate resources better when an investment banking industry exists. We study the necessary conditions for the emergence of sustainable relationships and explore whether policy can foster them. We show that policy can help alleviate the costs of relationships, but an investment banking industry will not emerge with only a small number of large firms.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/90

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451851397/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0902001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

26

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