Bengt R. Holmstrom

Department of Economics, E52-520
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
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NBER Program Affiliations: CF
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NBER Working Papers and Publications

July 2019The Information View of Financial Crises
with Tri Vi Dang, Gary B. Gorton: w26074
June 2014Banks as Secret Keepers
with Tri Vi Dang, Gary Gorton, Guillermo Ordonez: w20255

Published: Tri Vi Dang & Gary Gorton & Bengt Holmström & Guillermo Ordoñez, 2017. "Banks as Secret Keepers," American Economic Review, vol 107(4), pages 1005-1029. citation courtesy of

April 2010Comment on "The Credit Rating Crisis"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2009, Volume 24, Daron Acemoglu, Kenneth Rogoff and Michael Woodford, editors
December 2008A Theory of Firm Scope
with Oliver Hart: w14613

Published: Oliver Hart & Bengt Holmstrom, 2010. "A Theory of Firm Scope," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 125(2), pages 483-513, May. citation courtesy of

April 2003The State of U.S. Corporate Governance: What's Right and What's Wrong?
with Steven N. Kaplan: w9613

Published: Holmstrom, Bengt and Steven N. Kaplan. “The State of U.S. Corporate Governance: What’s Right and What’s Wrong?” Journal of Applied Corporate Finance (Spring 2003): 8-20. citation courtesy of

April 2001Corporate Governance and Merger Activity in the U.S.: Making Sense of the 1980s and 1990s
with Steven N. Kaplan: w8220

Published: Holmstrom, Bengt and Steven N. Kaplan. "Corporate Governance And Merger Activity In The United States: Making Sense Of The 1980s And 1990s," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2001, v15(2,Spring), 121-144.

January 1999Managerial Incentive Problems: A Dynamic Perspective

Published: The Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 66, no. 1 (January 1999): 169-182. citation courtesy of

August 1998LAPM: A Liquidity-based Asset Pricing Model
with Jean Tirole: w6673

Published: Holmstrom, Bengt and Jean Tirole. "LAPM: A Liquidity-Based Asset Pricing Model," Journal of Finance, 2001, v56(5,Oct), 1837-1867.

November 1996Private and Public Supply of Liquidity
with Jean Tirole: w5817

Published: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 106, no. 1 (February 1998): 1-40. citation courtesy of

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