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The Review of Financial Studies, ISSN 0893-9454, 2/2015, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp. 592 - 636
Evaluating agency theory and optimal contracting theory views of corporate philanthropy, we find that as corporate giving increases, shareholders reduce their... 
G30 | G34 | J33 | BUSINESS, FINANCE | COSTS | SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY | GOVERNANCE | BEHAVIOR | ECONOMICS | CEO | OWNERSHIP | CASH | GRANTS | FIRM | DIRECTORS
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The Journal of Finance, ISSN 0022-1082, 6/2011, Volume 66, Issue 3, pp. 823 - 872
Agency theory and optimal contracting theory posit opposing roles and shareholder wealth effects for corporate inside directors. We evaluate these theories... 
Shareholders | Certificates of deposit | Outside directors | Databases | Corporate governance | Labor markets | Financial economics | Chief executive officers | Business structures | Cash | EMPIRICAL-ANALYSIS | BUSINESS, FINANCE | DETERMINANTS | BOARD SIZE | CORPORATE GOVERNANCE | OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE | ECONOMICS | FIRM PERFORMANCE | AGENCY COSTS | CEO | CASH HOLDINGS | EXECUTIVE-COMPENSATION
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The Journal of Finance, ISSN 0022-1082, 8/2007, Volume 62, Issue 4, pp. 1851 - 1889
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The Review of Financial Studies, ISSN 0893-9454, 6/2013, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp. 1561 - 1605
Empirical evidence on the relations between board independence and board decisions and firm performance is generally confounded by serious endogeneity issues.... 
Industry | Shareholders | Outside directors | Corporate governance | Financial economics | G index | Chief executive officers | Business structures | Principal place of business | Boards of directors | EMPIRICAL-ANALYSIS | BUSINESS, FINANCE | SHAREHOLDERS | GOVERNANCE | DETERMINANTS | COMPENSATION | HOME BIAS | ECONOMICS | FIRM PERFORMANCE | OWNERSHIP | CEO | GEOGRAPHY
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The Journal of Finance, ISSN 0022-1082, 12/2006, Volume 61, Issue 6, pp. 2597 - 2635
We analyze the likelihood of government bailouts of 450 politically connected firms from 35 countries during 1997-2002. Politically connected firms are... 
Shareholders | Public assistance | Financial bailouts | Financial leverage | Lenders | Business economics | P values | International financial institutions | Business structures | Banking crises | FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT | BUSINESS, FINANCE | ECONOMICS | GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP | GROWTH
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Journal of Financial Economics, ISSN 0304-405X, 02/2014, Volume 111, Issue 2, pp. 406 - 429
We study reputation incentives in the director labor market and find that directors with multiple directorships distribute their effort unequally based on the... 
Director incentives | Firm reputation | Busy directors | Firm performance | Labor markets
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The Journal of Finance, ISSN 0022-1082, 8/2009, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp. 1697 - 1727
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The Review of Financial Studies, ISSN 0893-9454, 10/2015, Volume 28, Issue 10, pp. 2770 - 2811
We use the 2003 NYSE and NASDAQ listing rules for board and committee independence as a quasinatural experiment to examine the causal relations between board... 
BUSINESS, FINANCE | COMPENSATION | DETERMINANTS | SIZE | CORPORATE GOVERNANCE | SUCCESSION | ECONOMICS | OWNERSHIP | DIRECTORS
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The Journal of Finance, ISSN 0022-1082, 6/2005, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp. 1345 - 1388
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The Review of Financial Studies, ISSN 0893-9454, 11/2011, Volume 24, Issue 11, pp. 3556 - 3600
Using a dataset of 28,635 firms in 45 countries, this study investigates the motivations for family-controlled business groups. We provide new evidence... 
Shareholders | Expropriation | Investors | Capital expenditures | Capital investments | Cash flow | Group structure | Capital markets | Business structures | Financial investments | EMPIRICAL-ANALYSIS | FIRM VALUE | AGENCY PROBLEMS | DETERMINANTS | G32 | ENTRENCHMENT | G15 | CORPORATE GOVERNANCE | STRATEGIES | BUSINESS, FINANCE | INVESTMENT | EMERGING MARKETS | ECONOMICS | OWNERSHIP
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Journal of Financial Economics, ISSN 0304-405X, 02/2014, Volume 111, Issue 2, pp. 406 - 429
We study reputation incentives in the director labor market and find that directors with multiple directorships distribute their effort unequally based on the... 
Labor markets | Firm performance | Director incentives | Firm reputation | Busy directors | INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS | EMPIRICAL-ANALYSIS | BOARD INDEPENDENCE | COMPENSATION | CEO TURNOVER | CORPORATE GOVERNANCE | BUSINESS, FINANCE | UNDERWRITER REPUTATION | ECONOMICS | OWNERSHIP | INVESTMENT BANK REPUTATION | Executives | Compensation and benefits | Labor market | Economic incentives
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Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, ISSN 0022-1090, 2018, Volume 53, Issue 6, pp. 2389 - 2430
We investigate the effects of target initiation in M&As. We find target-initiated deals are common and that important motives for these deals are target... 
INFORMATION ASYMMETRY | BUSINESS, FINANCE | INTERNAL CAPITAL-MARKETS | BIDDING FIRMS | TOBINS-Q | SAMPLE SELECTION BIAS | TAKEOVER TARGETS | FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS | ECONOMICS | CROSS-SECTION | CORPORATE | BLOCK TRADES | Deals & deal makers (wsj) | Target recognition | Earnings | Acquisitions & mergers
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Journal of Corporate Finance, ISSN 0929-1199, 2011, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp. 982 - 1000
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