Massenot, Baptiste (2010): Financial development in adversarial and inquisitorial legal systems.
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This paper analyzes how the adversarial and inquisitorial evidence collection procedures affect financial development. In investigating the true returns of insolvent entrepreneurs, the adversarial procedure relies on lawyers whereas the inquisitorial procedure relies on judges. Investors are willing to lend more in adversarial than in inquisitorial legal systems if they are richer than entrepreneurs or if lawyers are more productive than judges. Manipulation of evidence by lawyers has an ambiguous impact on finance. The empirical evidence shows that a more inquisitorial procedure is associated with less developed financial markets.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Financial development in adversarial and inquisitorial legal systems|
|Keywords:||legal origin; financial development; adversarial; inquisitorial|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O16 - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K41 - Litigation Process
|Depositing User:||Baptiste Massenot|
|Date Deposited:||01. Dec 2010 14:29|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 01:59|
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