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- The Law and Economics of the Going-Public Decision
- IPO Regulators Gone Wild
- Determinants of Variation in IPO Underpricing
- IPO Valuation: The International Evidence
- Survey and Synthesis of the IPO Underpricing Literature: The Fixed-Offer Price Constraint as a Unifying Core Explanation
- IPO Market Conditions and Timing over the Long Run
- The Interplay of IPO and M&A Markets: The Many Ways That One Affects the Other
- Lower Visibility Platforms Serving as Stepping Stones to National Stock Exchanges: The Case of Shell Reverse Mergers
- Going Public in China: Reverse Mergers versus IPOs on Chinese Markets
- Specified Purpose Acquisition Company IPOs
- The Impact of IPOs’ Analyst Coverage on the Choice and Timing of SEOs: A Survival Analysis
- Auditor Selection and IPO Underpricing
- The Structure and Role of the Underwriting Syndicate
- Venture Capital and Financial Reporting in Newly Public Firms
- The Dark Side of Venture Capital Syndication and IPO Firm Performance: The Impact of Different Institutional Environments
- All Ties Are Not Created Equal: Institutional Equity Ties, IPO Performance, and Market Growth of New Ventures
- Is Exchange Regulation Effective for Junior Public Equity Markets?
- Corporate Governance in European IPOs
- Survival of Initial Public Offerings on Europe’s New Stock Markets
- Initial Public Offerings in Germany between 1997 and 2015
- The Underpricing of Initial Public Offerings and Private Placements of Equity in China
- IPOs in New Zealand: An Analysis of Benchmark-Adjusted Performance
- Initial Public Offerings in Hong Kong
- The Admission and Regulation of Overseas Issuers: A Survey of the Top Four Financial Centers
- IPOs in a Major Emerging Market Economy—India
- Private Capital Marketplaces and IPOs
- Crowdfunding: Business and Regulatory Perspective
- Regulatory Arbitrage in Cross-Border Crowdfunding
Abstract and Keywords
From 1998 to 2014, average IPO underpricing at the country level ranged from 1.2% in Argentina to 69.7% in China. What factors account for the high variability of IPO underpricing in the international cross section? This chapter reviews research attempting to answer that question. The chapter begins by providing current evidence on the extent to which IPO underpricing varies internationally. It then focuses on research that ties international underpricing differences to disclosure regulations and practices around the world. Next, the authors evaluate studies that attribute cross-country variation in underpricing in part to differences in corporate governance practices and legal institutions. The chapter concludes with some thoughts about directions for future research in this field.
Thomas J. Boulton is Lindmor Professor and Associate Professor of Finance at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University.
Scott B. Smart is Clinical Associate Professor of Finance and Whirlpool Finance Faculty Fellow at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.
Chad J. Zutter is Associate Professor of Business Administration and Dean’s Excellence Faculty Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh.
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