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Djankov, Simeon

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Works: 155 works in 631 publications in 1 language and 6,880 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Other, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HD3611, 338.7095
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Most widely held works by Simeon Djankov
East Asian corporations Heroes or villains? by Stijn Claessens ( )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East Asian corporations differ from their counterparts in other countries in important ways. Before the recent financial crisis these differences were viewed as one of the reasons for the success of East Asian economies. The crisis altered that view, and many scholars now argue that the weak corporate governance and financing structures of East Asian corporations are partly to blame for the recent crisis. This paper reviews several features of East Asian corporations, showing that they have high leverage and concentrated ownership, are typically affiliated with business groups, and operate in multiple industries. These characteristics affected the performance of corporations prior to the crisis as well as their ability to deal with its aftermath. Each economy's level of development also affected how these characteristics interacted with firm performance and valuation. Finally, the concentration of ownership in the hands of a few large families may have influenced economies' institutional development
Doing business in 2004 understanding regulation by World Bank ( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Doing Business in 2004 provides both qualitative and quantitative information on the business climate in over 130 countries. Doing Business constructs a new set of indicators on the regulatory environment for private sector development and provides a collection of informative case studies of real-life experiences. Doing Business in 2004 covers the fundamental aspects of a business life cycle, from starting a business to bankruptcy. Topics include access to credit, bankruptcy, entry regulations, contract enforcement, and labor regulations."
Restructuring large industrial firms in Central and Eastern Europe an empirical analysis by Gerhard Pohl ( )
19 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Determinants of Enterprise Restructuring in Transition an Assessment of the Evidence by Simeon Djankov ( )
18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Resolution of financial distress an international perspective on the design of bankruptcy laws by Stijn Claessens ( )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Doing business 2007 : how to reform : comparing regulation in 175 economies ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Doing Business 2007: How to Reform is the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 175 economies - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - and over time." "Regulations affecting 10 areas of everyday business are measured: starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why."--BOOK JACKET
Doing business in 2006 creating jobs by World Bank ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doing Business in 2006 is the third in a series of annual reports investigating regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. This edition provides analysis on those regulations that help create jobs and those that deter it. New quantitative indicators on business regulations and their enforcement can be compared across 150 countries - from Albania to Zimbabwe - and over time. Doing Business in 2006 updates the indicators presented in previous reports: on starting a business, hiring and firing workers, getting licenses, getting credit, protecting investors, enforcing contracts, and closing a business. Two news sets of measures are added, on paying taxes and trading across borders. The indicators are used to analyze economic and social outcomes, such as productivity, investment, informality, corruption, unemployment and poverty, and identify what reforms have worked, where and why
The regulation of entry by Simeon Djankov ( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New data show that countries that regulate the entry of new firms more heavily have greater corruption and larger unofficial economies, but not better quality goods. The evidence supports the view that regulating entry benefits politicians and bureacrats
Who owns the media? by Andrei Shleifer ( Book )
20 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Almost universally the largest media firms are controlled by the government or by private families. Djankov, McLiesh, Nenova, and Shleifer examine patterns of media ownership in 97 countries around the world. They find that almost universally the largest media firms are controlled by the government or by private families. Government ownership is more pervasive in broadcasting than in the printed media. Government ownership is generally associated with less press freedom, fewer political and economic rights, inferior governance, and, most conspicuously, inferior social outcomes in education and health. The adverse effects of government ownership on political and economic freedom are stronger for newspapers than for television. The adverse effects of government ownership of the media do not appear to be restricted solely to instances of government monopoly. Djankov, McLiesh, Nenova, and Shleifer present a range of evidence on the adverse consequences of state ownership of the media. State ownership of the media is often argued to be justified on behalf of the social needs of the disadvantaged. But if their findings are correct, increasing private ownership of the media--through privatization or by encouraging the entry of privately owned media--can advance a variety of political and economic goals, especially those of meeting the social needs of the poor. This paper--a product of the Office of the Senior Vice President, Development Economics--is one in a series of background papers prepared for World Development Report 2002: Institutions for Markets
The new comparative economics by Andrei Shleifer ( Book )
22 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: In recent years, comparative economics experienced a revival, with a new focus on comparing capitalist economies. The theme of the new research is that institutions exert a profound influence on economic development. The authors argue that, to understand capitalist institutions, one needs to understand the basic tradeoff between the costs of disorder and those of dictatorship. They then apply this logic to study the structure of efficient institutions, the consequences of colonial transplantation, and the politics of institutional choice. This paper"a product of the Private Sector Advisory Department, Private Sector Development Vice Presidency"is part of a larger effort to understand institutional differences in the regulation of business
Courts : the Lex Mundi project by Simeon Djankov ( Book )
21 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In cooperation with Lex Mundi member law firms in 109 countries, we measure and describe the exact procedures used by litigants and courts to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent and to collect a bounced check. We use these data to construct an index of procedural formalism of dispute resolution for each country. We find that such formalism is systematically greater in civil than in common law countries. Moreover, procedural formalism is associated with higher expected duration of judicial proceedings, more corruption, less consistency, less honesty, less fairness in judicial decisions, and inferior access to justice. These results suggest that legal transplantation may have led to an inefficiently high level of procedural formalism, particularly in developing countries
Determinants of intra-industry trade between East and West Europe by Chonira Aturupane ( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catching up with Eastern Europe? : the European Union's Mediterranean Free Trade Initiative by Bernard M Hoekman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private credit in 129 countries by Simeon Djankov ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We investigate cross-country determinants of private credit, using new data on legal creditor rights and private and public credit registries in 129 countries. We find that both creditor protection through the legal system and information sharing institutions are associated with higher ratios of private credit to GDP, but that the former is relatively more important in the richer countries. An analysis of legal reforms also shows that improvements in creditor rights and in information sharing precede faster credit growth. We also find that creditor rights are extremely stable over time, contrary to the convergence hypothesis. Finally, we find that legal origins are an important determinant of both creditor rights and information sharing institutions"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Intra-industry trade, foreign direct investment and the reorientation of Eastern European exports by Bernard M Hoekman ( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foreign investment and productivity growth in Czech enterprises by Simeon Djankov ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resolution of corporate distress : evidence from East Asia's financial crisis by Stijn Claessens ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
June 1999 - Evidence from East Asia suggests that a firm's ownership relationship with a family or bank provides insurance against the likelihood of bankruptcy during bad times, possibly at the expense of minority shareholders. Bankruptcy is more likely in countries with strong creditor rights and a good judicial system - perhaps because creditors are more likely to force a firm to file for bankruptcy. The widespread financial crisis in East Asia caused large economic shocks, which varied by degree across the region. That crisis provides a unique opportunity for investigating the factors that determine the use of bankruptcy processes in a number of economies. Claessens, Djankov, and Klapper study the use of bankruptcy in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan (China), and Thailand. These economies differ in their institutional frameworks for resolving financial distress, partly because of the different origins of their judicial systems. One difference is the strength of creditor rights, which Claessens, Djankov, and Klapper document. They expect that differences in legal enforcement and judicial efficiency should affect the resolution of financial distress. Using a sample of 4,569 publicly traded East Asian firms, they observe a total of 106 bankruptcies in 1997 and 1998. They find that: · The likelihood of filing for bankruptcy is lower for firms with ownership links to banks and families, controlling for firm and country characteristics. · Filings are more likely in countries with better judicial systems. · Filings are more likely where there are both strong creditor rights and a good judicial system. These results alone do not allow Claessens, Djankov, and Klapper to address whether increased use of bankruptcy is an efficient resolution mechanism. This paper - a product of the Financial Economics Unit, Financial Sector Practice Department - is part of a larger effort in the department to study corporate financing and governance mechanisms in emerging markets
Who controls East Asian corporations? by Stijn Claessens ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ownership structure and enterprise restructuring in six newly independent states by Simeon Djankov ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The law and economics of self-dealing ( )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We present a new measure of legal protection of minority shareholders against expropriation by corporate insiders: the anti-self-dealing index. Assembled with the help of Lex Mundi law firms, the index is calculated for 72 countries based on legal rules prevailing in 2003, and focuses on private enforcement mechanisms, such as disclosure, approval, and litigation, governing a specific self-dealing transaction. This theoretically-grounded index predicts a variety of stock market outcomes, and generally works better than the commonly used index of anti-director rights
 
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Alternative Names
D'ânkov, Semen.
Dʹi︠a︡nkov, Semen
Díankov, Semen 1970-
Díankov, Simeon
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