Investor Protection, Stock Liquidity, and Firm Value

Chuong Hong Pham, Hoang Duc Le


This paper investigates how investor protection affects the relationship between stock liquidity and firm value. Our sample includes 2,297 listed firms in the UK, Germany, France, and Italy from 2009 to 2018. Employing a firm fixed effects model, our results show that stock liquidity exerts a positive impact on firm value. Moreover, we find that this positive impact is strengthened in countries with strong investor protection. These results are robust when we employ a random effects model. Our paper suggests that policy makers should enhance investor protection environment in their countries and recommends firms’ managers to increase the firms’ corporate governance.

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