Title

Product market competition, corporate governance, and cost of capital

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2014

Abstract

We investigate how market competition and corporate governance affect a firm's cost of equity and debt. We find firms with better corporate governance have a lower cost of equity and cost of debt. However, we find that the negative relation between cost of capital and governance primarily holds for firms in highly competitive industries. The relation between governance and cost of capital does not hold if the industry competition is weak. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Publication Title

Applied Economics Letters

Volume

21

Issue

13

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