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\nmanagers and large shareholders do not cheat them out of the
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\nreputational intermediaries such as investment banks and
\naudit firms, securities laws and regulators such as the Securities
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\ndisclosure regimes that produce credible firm-specific
\ninformation about publicly traded firms. In this paper, we
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