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Dr Farzad Saidi

Farzad Saidi

Title of research: Real Effects of Financial Development: Bank Scope and Informal Finance

My main set of projects analyses the deregulation of scope in financial intermediation. I argue that a lender’s scope of banking activities is crucial in determining its incentives to acquire information about a borrower. Universal banks are intermediaries with a wide scope and can, thus, be considered informed lenders. I am empirically evaluating (i) to what extent informed lending leads to a reduction in the size of loan syndicates and (ii) international spill-overs of the U.S. deregulation of bank scope. The second part of my current agenda looks at the development of informal financial institutions in a developing country context.

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CERF Fellow Dr. Bang Dang Nguyen - paper will be presented at the AFA Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego

Sep 26, 2019

Political Connections and Firm Value: Evidence from Close Gubernatorial Elections, joint with Q.A. Do (SciencesPo Paris) and Yen-Teik Lee (Curtin University), is accepted and will be presented at the AFA Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego.

CERF Scholar Shiqi Chen presented her paper at Leeds University Business School

Jun 28, 2019

Shiqi Chen presented her paper entitled “Financial Policies and Internal Governance with Heterogeneous Risk Preferences” (joint with Bart Lambrecht) in the Accounting and Finance seminar at Leeds University Business School, the Finance seminar at Essex Business School, CERF Lunch Seminar at Cambridge Judge Business School, and at the 2019 Annual Real Options Conference in London.

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