Assessing the effects of anti-corruption law on entrepreneurial finance: evidence from Latin America.

Antonella Francesca Cicchiello, Stefano Monferra', Battaglia Francesca, Carboni Marika

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Abstract

Corruption normally causes distrust among investors and can negatively affect investments. Particularly in Latin America, decline of investments is one of the most significant problems. In such a context, anti-corruption laws can both fight corruption and promote business, restoring investors’ trust. In this article, we ask whether the introduction of an anti-corruption framework affecting both the public and private spheres is able to increase investors’ confidence in a new form of investment, that is, equity crowdfunding. By using a unique database, with combined information from different platforms in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, we study the population of 492 projects between 2013 and 2017. Implementing a set of linear probability regressions, we find that the new Mexican anti-corruption law has increased the probability of success of equity crowdfunding projects in this country,
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-31
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Emerging Market Finance
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Corruption
  • Equity Crowdfunding

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