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Information Disclosure and Corporate Governance
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When It Pays to Pay Your Investment Banker: New Evidence on the Role of Financial Advisors in M&As
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The Power of Voice: Managerial Affective States and Future Firm Performance
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Political Uncertainty and Corporate Investment Cycles
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The Value of Investment Banking Relationships: Evidence from the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
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Why Does the Law Matter? Investor Protection and Its Effects on Investment, Finance, and Growth
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Are Stocks Really Less Volatile in the Long Run?
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Investor Sentiment and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns
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Corporate Governance and Acquirer Returns
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External Networking and Internal Firm Governance
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Hedge Fund Activism, Corporate Governance, and Firm Performance
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CEO Overconfidence and Corporate Investment
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Why Do Foreign Firms Leave U.S. Equity Markets?
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Presidential Address: Discount Rates
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Family-Controlled Firms and Informed Trading: Evidence from Short Sales
Ronald C. Anderson, David M. Reeb, Wanli Zhao
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Wealth Destruction on a Massive Scale? A Study of Acquiring-Firm Returns in the Recent Merger Wave
Sara B. Moeller, Frederik P. Schlingemann, René M. Stulz
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Tiebreaker: Certification and Multiple Credit Ratings
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Corporate Yield Spreads and Bond Liquidity
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Why Do U.S. Firms Hold So Much More Cash than They Used To?
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Whom You Know Matters: Venture Capital Networks and Investment Performance
Yael V. Hochberg, Alexander Ljungqvist, Yang Lu
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The Cross-Section of Volatility and Expected Returns
Andrew Ang, Robert J. Hodrick, Yuhang Xing, Xiaoyan Zhang
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Individualism and Momentum around the World
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