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Rational IPO Waves


Lubos Pastor


University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Pietro Veronesi


University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

August 1, 2005


Abstract:     
We argue that the number of firms going public changes over time in response to time variation in market conditions. We develop a model of optimal IPO timing in which IPO waves are caused by declines in expected market return, increases in expected aggregate profitability, or increases in prior uncertainty about the average future profitability of IPOs. We test and find support for the model's empirical predictions. For example, we find that IPO waves tend to be preceded by high market returns and followed by low market returns.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 51

Keywords: IPO, waves

JEL Classification: G10, G30

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Date posted: November 9, 2011  

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Pastor, Lubos and Veronesi, Pietro, Rational IPO Waves (August 1, 2005). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1957448 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1957448

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Lubos Pastor (Contact Author)
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Pietro Veronesi
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business ( email )
5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
773-702-6348 (Phone)
773-702-0458 (Fax)
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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