How European Markets Became Free: A Study of Institutional Drift
NBER Working Paper No. 24700
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We are grateful to Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Carolina Villegas-Sanchez for tremendous help with the ORBIS data; and to Indraneel Chakraborty, Richard Evans and Rüdiger Fahlenbrach for sharing their mapping from the Center for Responsive Politics’ UltOrg to Compustat GVKEYs. We are also grateful to Alberto Alesina, Simcha Barkai, Olivier Blanchard, Sebnem Kalemli- Ozcan, Matthias Kehrig, Luis Cabral, Steve Davis, Janice Eberly, Chad Syverson, Larry White, Harry First, Luigi Zingales, John Haltiwanger, Jean Tirole, Thomas Holmes, Ali Yurukoglu, Jesse Shapiro, Evgenia Passari, Robin Doettling, Jim Poterba and seminar participants at the NBER, the Federal Reserve, University of Chicago, Banque de France, Bundesbank, European Central Bank and New York University for stimulating discussions. We are grateful to the Smith Richardson Foundation for a research grant. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.