Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Chair and Committee
In the first chapter of my dissertation, I study private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts. In this study, I identify and estimate two components of the created value: benefits of debt and influence of private equity. In the second chapter of my dissertation, I study repeated games with private monitoring in continuous time. I apply stochastic filtering theory to characterize the evolution of players' beliefs, which is difficult to do in discrete time. In the third chapter of my dissertation, I study the connection between financial contracting and staged financing in venture capital.
Gao, Lei, "Leveraged Buyouts, Long Term Relationship and Financial Contracting" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). 122.