Tiebreaker: Certification and Multiple Credit Ratings

Dion Bongaerts, KJM Cremers, WN Goetzmann

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Bongaerts is with Finance Group, RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Cremers and Goetzmann are with the International Center for Finance, Yale University. We would like to thank Patrick Behr; Michael Brennan; Mark Carlson; Erwin Charlier; Long Chen; Frank de Jong; Joost Driessen; Frank Fabozzi; Rik Frehen; Gary Gorton; Jean Helwege; Mark Huson; Ron Jongen; Pieter Klaassen; David Lesmond; Hamid Mehran; Catherine Nolan; Frank Packer; Ludovic Phalippou; Paolo Porchia; Jörg Rocholl; Joao Santos; Joel Shapiro; Chester Spatt; Walter Stortelder; Dan Swanson; Anjan Thakor; Laura Veldkamp; Evert de Vries; Jacqueline Yen; Weina Zhang; as well as conference participants at the Financial Crisis conference at Pompeu Fabra University, the European Finance Association annual meetings in Bergen (Norway, 2010), the Texas Finance Festival at UT Austin, the RMI conference at National University of Singapore, the NBER meeting on Credit Ratings in Cambridge, the Conference on Credit Rating Agencies at Humboldt University, the American Finance Association annual meetings in Denver (2011); and seminar participants at the University of Amsterdam, Rotterdam School of Management, and the Dutch National Bank for helpful comments and information. We especially thank Campbell Harvey (the Editor), an anonymous associate editor, and an anonymous referee for many helpful comments and advice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-152
Number of pages40
JournalThe Journal of Finance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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