Deve haver muitos artigos importantes faltando, mas essa uma proposta de uma lista inicial.
a) Irrelevância da Estrutura de capital
Modiagliani, F. and Miller, M. The Cost of Capital, Corporation and The Theory of Investment. American Economic Review, v. 48, p. 261 – 297, 1958.
Miller, M. and Modiagliani, F. Dividend policy, growth and the valuation of shares. The Journal of Business, v. 34, p. 411-433, 1961.
Modiagliani, F. and Miller, M. Corporate Income Taxes and The Cost of Capital: A Correction. American Economic Review, v. 53, p. 433 – 443, 1963.
Stiglitz, J. E. A Re-examination of the Modigliani-Miller theorem. American Economic Review, v. 59, 1969.
Miller, M. Debt and Taxes. Journal of Finance, v. 32, p. 261 - 275, 1977.
b) Estrutura de Capital, Informação Assimétrica e Sinalização
Jensen, M. and Meckling, W. Theory of the firm: managerial behavior, agency costs and onwership structure. Journal of Financial Economics, v. 3, p. 305-360, 1976.
Leland, H. and Pyle, D. Informational assimetry, financial structure and financial intermediation. Journal of Finance, v. 32, p. 371-387, 1977.
Bhattacharya, S. Imperfect information, dividend policy, and "The bird in the hand" fallacy. The Bell Journal of Economics, v. 10, 259-270, 1979.
Myers, S. and Majluf, N. Corporate financing and investment decisions when firms have information that investors do not have. Journal of Financial Economics, v. 13, p. 187-221, 1984.
Ross, S. The economic theory of agency: The principal’s problem. American Economic Review, v. 63, p. 134-139, 1973.
Ross, S. The determination of financial structure: the incentive signaling approach. Bell Journal of Economics v. 8, p. 23-40, 1977.
Vermaelen, T. Repurchase tender offers, signaling and managerial incentives. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, v. 19, p. 163-181, 1981
c) Política de dividendos:
Asquith, P. and Mullins Jr. D. W. The impact of initiating dividend payments on shareholders wealth. Journal of Business, v. 56, p. 77-96, 1983.
Miller, M. and Modiagliani, F. Dividend Policy, Growth and The Valuation of Shares. Journal of Business, v. 34, p. 411 – 433, 1961.
Miller, M. and Scholes, M. Dividends and Taxes. Journal of Financial Economics, v. 6, p. 233 – 264, 1978.
Pettit, R. R. Dividend announcements, security performance, and capital market efficiency. Journal of Finance, v. 27, n. 5, 1972.
Pettit, R. R. The impact of dividend announcements: a reconciliation. Journal of Business, v. 49, n. 1, p. 86 – 96, 1976.
d) Reestruturação de Capital de uma firma:
Chemmanur, T. and Fulghieri, P. A theory of going public decision. A review of Financial Studies, v. 12, p. 249-279, 1999.
Elitzur, R. P., Halpern, R. Kieschnick, R. and Rotenberg, W. Managerial incentives and the structure of management buyouts. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, v. 36, p. 347-367, 1998.
Pagano, M. Panetta, F. Zingales, L. Why do companies go public? An empirical analysis. Journal of Finance, v. 53, p. 27-64, 1998.
e)Fusões e Aquisições:
Grossman, S. J. and Hart, O. D. Takeover bids, the free rider problem and the theory of corporation. The Bell Journal of Economics, v. 11, p. 42-64, 1980.
Shleifer, A. Vichny, R. W. Large shareholders and corporate control. The Journal of Political Economy, v. 94, 1986.
Elitzur, R. and Halpern, P. Kieshnick, R. and Rotenberg, W. Managerial Incentives and structure of management buyout. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, v. 36, p. 347-367, 1998.
Welch, I. Seasoned offerings, imitation costs and the underpricing of initial public offerings. Journal of Finance, v. 44, p. 421-449, 1989.
f) Governança Corporativa
Gillan, S. L. and Starks, L. T. Corporate governance proposals and shareholder activism: the role of institutional investors. Journal of Financial Economics, v. 57, 275-305, 2000.
Hart, O. Some theory and implications. Economic Journal, v. 105, n. 430, p. 678-689, 1995.
Hatzel, J. C. and Starks, L. T. Institutional investors and executive compensation. Journal of Finance, v. 58, n. 6, 2351-2374, 2003.
Holmstron, B. and Tirole, J. Market liquidity and performance monitoring. Journal of Political Economy, v. 101, 679-709, 1993.
Maug, E. Large Shareholders as monitors: Is there a trade-off between liquidity and control? Journal of Finance, v. 53, 65-98, 1998.
Shleifer, A. and Vishny, R. W. A survey of corporate governance. The Journal of Finance, v. 52, n. 2, 1997.