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The impact of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 Repo ‘Safe harbor’ provisions on investors

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The impact of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 Repo ‘Safe harbor’ provisions on investors. / Chircop, Justin; Fabrizi, Michele; Parbonetti, Antonio.

In: European Journal of Finance, Vol. 24, No. 18, 2018, p. 1772-1798.

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Chircop, Justin ; Fabrizi, Michele ; Parbonetti, Antonio. / The impact of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 Repo ‘Safe harbor’ provisions on investors. In: European Journal of Finance. 2018 ; Vol. 24, No. 18. pp. 1772-1798.

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title = "The impact of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 Repo {\textquoteleft}Safe harbor{\textquoteright} provisions on investors",
abstract = "The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005 significantly expanded the exemptions from the normal workings of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Using a large sample of U.S. banks, we study investors{\textquoteright} reaction to news about the promulgation of the BAPCPA repo {\textquoteleft}safe harbor{\textquoteright} provisions and the influence extending such exemptions to repos collateralized by riskier collateral had on equity market information asymmetry. We find a negative market reaction to news events about the promulgation of BAPCPA, which subsequent cross-sectional analysis suggests is at least partly driven by repo exposure. This finding suggests that investors perceived the increase in finance risk from the extension of the {\textquoteleft}safe harbor{\textquoteright} provisions as dominating the perceived gain from accessing cheaper finance. Further, we find that the promulgation of BAPCPA gave rise to increased information asymmetry for banks with repo exposure. ",
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