Discussion paper

Academic Papers and Best Practice

March 7, 2005

To help improve the understanding of corporate governance reform in developing countries, the Global Corporate Governance Forum has commissioned a series of discussion papers. These papers discuss key issues raised by a series of regional corporate governance research network meetings organized by the Forum. The meetings support corporate governance research and policy discussion in developing countries. Comments on these papers are welcome and should be sent to the Global Corporate Governance Forum Secretariat, cgsecretariat@ifc.org.

Discussion Paper 1: Corporate Governance and Family Control, Randall Morck, University of Alberta and Bernard Yeung, New York University, October 2003.

Discussion Paper 2: State Ownership: A Residual Role? Enrico Perotti, University of Amsterdam, Centre for Economic Policy Research, October 2003.

Discussion Paper 3: The Corporate Governance of Banks, Ross Levine, University of Minnesota and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), July 2003.

Discussion Paper 4: A Survey of Securities Laws and Enforcement, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Yale University and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), October 2003.

Discussion Paper 5: Enforcement & Corporate Governance, Erik Berglof, Stockholm School of Economics (SITE) and Stijn Claessens, University of Amsterdam, October 2003.