NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

A Lobbying Approach to Evaluating the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Yael V. Hochberg, Paola Sapienza, Annette Vissing-Jorgensen

NBER Working Paper No. 12952
Issued in March 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank John de Figueiredo, Wei Jiang, Holger Mueller, Morten Sorensen, Cong Wang, Luigi Zingales and seminar participants at the European Central Bank, InterDisciplinary Center Hertzlia, Iowa State University, NBER Law and Economics Summer Meeting, New York University, Northwestern University, Norwegian School of Economics and Business, Securities and Exchange Commission, UNC - Duke Corporate Finance Conference, University of Copenhagen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Oregon, and Yale University for helpful comments and suggestions. We are grateful to Catherine Leblond and Che Banjoko for outstanding research assistance, to Cindy Alexander for assistance with SEC requests, to Kin Lo for provision of prior lobbying data, and to Yaniv Grinstein and Vidhi Chhaochharia for provision of governance data. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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