NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Internal Governance of Firms

Viral V. Acharya, Stewart C. Myers, Raghuram Rajan

NBER Working Paper No. 15568
Issued in December 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Ashwini Agrawal, Franklin Allen, Effi Benmelech, John Coates, Douglas Diamond, Alex Edmans, Maryam Farboodi, Milton Harris, Roni Kisin, Mark Rubinstein, Amit Seru, Jeremy Stein, Raghu Sundaram, Rob Vishny, Michael Weisbach, Luigi Zingales; and seminar participants at AEA Meetings (2010), Canadian Corporate Governance Institute, UC Berkeley, Chicago Booth, Harvard, Michigan State, MIT, NBER Corporate Finance Workshop (Fall 2008), NBER Law and Economics (Spring 2010), NYU Financial Economics Workshop, NYU-Stern, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Tuck, UCLA, and the Western Finance Association (WFA 2009) for helpful conversations and comments. Ramin Baghai and Hanh Le provided excellent research assistance. Raghuram Rajan acknowledges support from the Center for Research on Securities Prices at the University of Chicago, the National Science Foundation, the Stigler Center, and the Initiative on Global Markets. Acharya is grateful for research support from the ESRC (Grant No. R060230004 awarded to the London Business School Corporate Governance Center). 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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