Target the untargeted: essays in unconventional disclosures and policies Defended on Friday, 16 October 2020

This dissertation examines how firms use voluntary disclosures to gain benefits in their product markets. I find that firms strategically announce capacity expansions when facing threats of entry and provide price increase disclosures to likely coordinate prices within their industry. In addition, I find that financial disintermediation is an effective way to stimulate SME financing.

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