Essays on Economics of Investment and Lending

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.advisorMurto, Pauli, Prof., Aalto University, Finland
dc.contributor.authorAutio, Timo
dc.contributor.departmentTaloustieteen laitosfi
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Economicsen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Businessen
dc.contributor.supervisorToivanen, Otto, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Economics, Finland
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation consists of three separate essays. In the first essay, I estimate the effect of venture capitalists' advice (measured by time) on the outcomes of their portfolio companies using data on Finnish companies receiving venture capital. I utilize the limitedlife -pan of venture funds to instrument venture capitalists' advice intensity. My results show that venture capitalists positively impact the growth rate of employment and sales of their portfolio companies. In the second essay (jointly with Marta Giagheddu and Marco Casiraghi), we study Italian banks' behavior during the sovereign debt crisis of 2011. We use the crisis as a natural experiment to study how the banks behaved during these unusual times. Our results suggest that government debt crowded-out SME lending during the financial market dryout (7-12/2011), but the ECB's intervention (1/2012 onwards) restored lending conditions to the pre-crisis levels. In the third essay, I study how misalignment of stockbroker's and investor's incentives influence the market outcomes. Stockbrokers use stock information to optimize the portfolios they manage, but they also distribute this information to their clients. I construct a model to study the agents' decisions and find that if a broker has a scale advantage in doing research compared to its clients there can be situations when a client should use the information from a broker even though the client knows that the incentives are not aligned.en
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dc.identifier.issn1799-4942 (electronic)
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dc.opnJokivuolle, Esa, Dr., Bank of Finland, Finland
dc.publisherAalto Universityen
dc.relation.haspart[Publication 1]: Timo Autio: The Influence of Active Ownership − Evidence from Venture Capital In- vestments in Finland. Unpublished manuscript
dc.relation.haspart[Publication 2]: Timo Autio: Bank Lending and Sovereign Debt Availability. Unpublished manuscript
dc.relation.haspart[Publication 3]: Timo Autio: Should You Listen to Your Broker? Unpublished manuscript
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAalto University publication series DOCTORAL THESESen
dc.revJokivuolle, Esa, Dr., Bank of Finland, Finland
dc.revHyytinen, Ari, Prof., Hanken School of Economics, Finland
dc.subject.keywordventure capitalen
dc.subject.keywordinstrumental variableen
dc.subject.keywordsovereign debten
dc.titleEssays on Economics of Investment and Lendingen
dc.typeG5 Artikkeliväitöskirjafi
dc.type.ontasotDoctoral dissertation (article-based)en
dc.type.ontasotVäitöskirja (artikkeli)fi
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