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Governance and the Financial Crisis: More Convergence, Less Risk?

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Based on measures of world industrial output, world trade and stock markets, Eichengreen and O’Rourke (2009) argue that the current financial crisis may be worse than the Great Depression on a global scale. Perhaps no one would have been surprised if a crisis of this magnitude originated in an emerging market. Bordo and Eichengreen (2003) provide evidence that most financial crises occur in emerging markets. They describe 139 financial crises between 1973 and 1997, 95 of which occurred in emerging market countries.

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  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Crisis
  • Executive Compensation
  • Board Size
  • Female Director

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A large part of the material in this chapter appeared previously in Adams, Renée (2012) ‘Governance and the Financial Crisis’, International Review of Finance, (12)1: 7–38.

Contact information: School of Banking and Finance, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia. E-mail: renee.adams@unsvv.edu.au.

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Adams, R. (2013). Governance and the Financial Crisis: More Convergence, Less Risk?. In: Pinedo, M., Walter, I. (eds) Global Asset Management. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137328878_14

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