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  • Xiao, Yi (University of Oregon, 2020-09-24)
    Using novel leverage and managerial ownership measures derived from public filings, this paper examines the role of managerial incentives in the use of leverage, in the context of hedge fund industry. I find a positive and ...
  • Pfiffer, Cameron (University of Oregon, 2022-10-26)
    I apply Bayesian methods to estimate parameters describing the relationship between firm earnings and unobserved common earnings shocks. I estimate a firm’s Bayesian cash-flow beta, which measures the comovement between ...
  • Dayani, Arash (University of Oregon, 2020-09-24)
    Frivolous patent-infringement claims increase the cost of innovation for small businesses and force them to exit via premature and discounted acquisitions. This study investigates the effect of abusive patent-infringement ...
  • Liu, Yu (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    This paper investigates the impact of investment banks’ political contributions on their underwriting business with local government officials. Using an original data set on municipal underwriting banks political contributions ...
  • Eom, Chanyoung (University of Oregon, 2011-06)
    New equity shares are sold for raising capital via a primary seasoned equity offering (SEO). In their 2010 article, Murray Carlson, Adlai Fisher, and Ron Giammarino discovered an intriguing relationship between market ...
  • Park, Keun Jae (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
    I empirically evaluate three theoretical views of whether and how winning a high-profile CEO award affects innovation decisions. The agency theory predicts that receiving an award will increase managerial entrenchment and ...

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