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Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, 10/2019, Volume 103, pp. 71 - 88
The average investor who lives in a state with relatively higher alcohol consumption is more likely to buy and sell lottery-type stocks and to trade more... 
Alcohol consumption | Lottery-type stocks | Gambling | Local culture | Turnover | Business schools | Alcohols
Journal Article
Journal of Banking and Finance, ISSN 0378-4266, 10/2014, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp. 102 - 117
We examine price reactions to U.S. firms’ earnings announcements during Easter week in order to analyze whether and how the religious holiday calendar impacts... 
Religion | Post-earnings announcement drift | Investor distraction | G14 | G19 | LOCATION | STOCK RETURNS | MATTER | BUSINESS, FINANCE | ECONOMICS | CULTURE | Studies | Stock prices | Easter | Earnings announcements | Investors | Investment policy | Information processing
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Journal of Financial Economics, ISSN 0304-405X, 01/2016, Volume 119, Issue 1, pp. 69 - 91
Using a sample of state pension funds’ equity holdings, we find evidence of not only local bias, but also bias towards politically-connected stocks. Political... 
State pension funds | Disposition effect | Pension beneficiaries | Political bias | MANAGEMENT | HOME BIAS | RETURNS | INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS | BUSINESS, FINANCE | FINANCE | TRADES | ECONOMICS | PORTFOLIO | WORLD | GEOGRAPHY | INVESTMENTS | Political aspects | Pension funds | Studies | Asset allocation | Bias
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Journal of Corporate Finance, ISSN 0929-1199, 10/2016, Volume 40, pp. 254 - 275
We examine how political geography affects firms' cost of debt. Local policy risk, measured by proximity to political power reflected in firms' position in the... 
STOCK RETURNS | FIRM VALUE | BUSINESS, FINANCE | EXPECTED RETURNS | CREDIT RATINGS | CAPITAL STRUCTURE | PERFORMANCE | INFORMATION UNCERTAINTY | CONSTRAINTS | CONNECTIONS | INCENTIVES | Elections | Presidents | Studies | Political power | Lobbying | Presidential elections
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International Journal of Business, ISSN 1083-4346, 01/2019, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp. 25 - 54
We use mood-generating events--proxied by big sports games--that contain no information on the firms' fundamentals but happen concurrently with earnings... 
Set (Psychology) | Prices | Hypotheses | Social psychology | Cognition & reasoning | Investments | Bias | College football | Earnings | Emotions
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Financial Review, ISSN 0732-8516, 11/2017, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp. 563 - 595
We show that the quality of information‐sharing networks linking firms’ institutional investors has stock return predictability implications. We find that... 
shareholder coordination | G14 | G20 | return predictability | G30 | information diffusion | Stockholders | Stocks | Investments | Information sharing
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Journal of Financial Economics, ISSN 0304-405X, 10/2012, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp. 196 - 228
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Journal of Banking and Finance, ISSN 0378-4266, 11/2014, Volume 48, pp. 57 - 78
We show that firm headquarters’ geographic proximity to political power centers (state capitals) is associated with higher abnormal returns. Consistent with... 
Homophily | Policy risk | Returns | Social network | Political connections | Performance | HOLDINGS | MARKET | CORPORATE DIVERSIFICATION | FIRM RISK | NETWORKS | ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT | BUSINESS, FINANCE | HEADQUARTERS | RISK REDUCTION | ECONOMICS | CONNECTED BOARDS | INVESTMENTS | Studies | Political power | Social networks | Political risk | Abnormal returns | Corporate headquarters | Corruption in government
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Journal of Banking and Finance, ISSN 0378-4266, 07/2018, Volume 92, pp. 115 - 129
We posit that investor distraction can be exogenously triggered by allergy onset's degrading effects on local investors’ health and cognitive functioning. We... 
RHINITIS | STOCK RETURNS | BUSINESS, FINANCE | WEATHER | INFORMATION | FAMILIARITY | PRODUCTIVITY | EARNINGS ANNOUNCEMENTS | ECONOMICS | PORTFOLIO | GEOGRAPHY | EQUITY
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Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, ISSN 0306-686X, 05/2018, Volume 45, Issue 5-6, pp. 686 - 713
We show that firm‐specific information is more likely to be incorporated into stock prices when firms have stronger shareholder coordination. The premise of... 
stock price informativeness | shareholder coordination | geographic proximity | INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS | EARNINGS FORECASTS | CORPORATE GOVERNANCE | OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE | FIRM-SPECIFIC INFORMATION | BUSINESS, FINANCE | REGRESSION-ANALYSIS | TRADE-OFF | MULTICOLLINEARITY | DISCLOSURE | GEOGRAPHY | Prices and rates | Stockholders | Stocks | Stock prices | Earnings | Shareholder relations
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Journal of Banking and Finance, ISSN 0378-4266, 03/2018, Volume 88, pp. 176 - 191
The well-documented underperformance of lottery stocks masks a within-month cyclical pattern. Demand for lottery stocks increases at the turn of the month,... 
Lottery-type stocks | Turn-of-the-month effect | Gambling | SKEWNESS | PRICES | ANOMALIES | RETURNS | INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS | BUSINESS, FINANCE | INTERNATIONAL EVIDENCE | OF-MONTH | INVESTMENT | ECONOMICS | PREFERENCE | VOLATILITY
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Financial Management, ISSN 0046-3892, 2019, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp. 473 - 504
Firms use active political strategies not only to mitigate uncertainty emanating from legislative activity, but also to enhance their growth opportunities. We... 
Political aspects | Hedging (Finance) | Beta (Risk) | Measurement | Uncertainty | Market risk | Strategic planning (Business) | Office politics | Management | Risk management | Methods | Financial management | Competitive advantage | Lobbying | Business growth
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Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, ISSN 0167-2681, 11/2014, Volume 107, pp. 760 - 780
This study investigates whether stock price performance contains a sizeable component that emanates from local sports sentiment. We measure sports sentiment by... 
Returns | Market efficiency | Sports sentiment | Performance | LOCATION | MATTER | INFORMATION | SENTIMENT | STOCK RETURNS | COMOVEMENTS | MUTUAL FUND PERFORMANCE | TRADES | EQUILIBRIUM | ECONOMICS | GEOGRAPHY | Performance evaluation | Stock prices | Studies | Correlation analysis | Investment policy | Professional sports | Abnormal returns
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Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, ISSN 0278-4254, 11/2016, Volume 35, Issue 6, pp. 609 - 634
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Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, ISSN 0924-865X, 07/2017, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp. 159 - 194
To access, purchase, authenticate, or subscribe to the full-text of this article, please visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11156-016-0586-9 We... 
Information uncertainty | Financial risk management | Mispricing | Derivatives (Financial instruments) | Analysis | Information management | Studies | Derivatives | Risk management | Investment policy
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