The Importance of Being Politically Connected
Prof Tom Smith, Prof Jing Shi; Prof Terence O'Neill, A/Prof Kathleen Walsh, A/Prof Karen Benson, Prof Dr Gary Tian, Asst Prof Yongxiang Wang; Dr Mamiza Haq
The literature on the importance of political connections to firms and their value implications is scant. This project aims to develop a framework that depicts the interplay of political connections, institutional factors, corporate governance, media coverage and firm value. In particular, it investigates how political connections enhance the value of firms in China and how this changes as the market transitions.
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This paper proposes a regime-switching model to examine the correlation dynamics of the mainland Chinese and Hong Kong stock markets with high-frequency A-, B-, H-shares and Red Chip indexes.
ARC Discovery Project (DP130104494) 2013 - 2016
ARC Discovery Project (DP140103603) 2014 - 2016