Category Archives: Cost of Capital

How are Bond Yields Affected by a Firm’s Ties to the Federal Government?

By | February 13, 2018

Courtesy of Reza Houston Do bondholders benefit from connections with the federal government?  We know that in the United States, there is ample evidence political connections confer benefits on firms.  Firms which make PAC contributions, hire lobbyists, or employ former politicians are more likely to be bailed out[1], avoid enforcement[2], and receive lucrative government contracts[3]. … Read More »