Tag: Cost of debt

Female directors and the firm’s cost of debt: Evidence from a quasi-natural Experiment

Whereas in 2001 women held around 5% of board seats in Norway, in 2007 their representation increased to more than 40%. This extraordinary change was the result of a board-gender quota regulation enacted in 2006. This study leverages this unique research setting and implements difference-in-differences estimations to investigate whether the appointment of female directors affects the firm’s cost of […]