ON THE WEALTH EFFECTS OF THE SUPERVISORY GOODWILL CONTROVERSY Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We provide evidence on the potential wealth effects of the 1996 U.S. Supreme Court decision that the U.S. government had violated contractual obligations when, in 1989, it passed legislation prohibiting savings and loan associations from counting “supervisory goodwill” as capital. The Supreme Court decision produced large wealth gains for the savings and loan plaintiffs, as did prior court decisions in favor of these savings and loans. However, little evidence exists to suggest negative market responses to important events surrounding the 1989 legislation. © The Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bierman, L., Fraser, D. R., & Zardkoohi, A.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • March 1999

publisher