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1.

The Role of Boards of Directors in Corporate Governance: A Conceptual Framework & Survey

Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No. 2008-21, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 228/2009, Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2008-03-020
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance, University of California, Berkeley and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
Downloads 7,939
2.

Women in the Boardroom and Their Impact on Governance and Performance

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and London School of Economics - Department of Finance
Downloads 5,081
3.

Corporate Performance, Board Structure and its Determinants in the Banking Industry

EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Jun 2005
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and Independent
Downloads 4,448
4.

International Evidence on Algorithmic Trading

AFA 2013 San Diego Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 15 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2015
Working Paper Series
Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business, University of New South Wales - School of Banking and Finance and University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Downloads 3,227
5.

Ball and Brown (1968): A Retrospective

FIRN Research Paper, Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2014
Accepted Paper Series
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and UWA Business School, M250
Downloads 3,066
6.

The Case for Global Accounting Standards: Arguments and Evidence

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Jan 2013
Working Paper Series
University of Western Australia
Downloads 2,786
7.

One Share, One Vote: The Empirical Evidence

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 177/2007
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 01 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and London School of Economics - Department of Finance

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Downloads 2,735
8.

Governance and the Financial Crisis

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 248/2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 May 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 2,570
9.

Is Corporate Governance Different for Bank Holding Companies?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 May 2003
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and Independent

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Downloads 2,479
10.

What do Boards do? Evidence from Board Committee and Director Compensation Data

EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Sep 2005
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance
Downloads 2,461
11.

Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Does Gender Matter?

UPF Working Paper Series, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 273/2010
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 20 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and University of Lugano

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 1,972
12.

A Theory of Friendly Boards

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 100/2005
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Dec 2005
Accepted Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and London School of Economics - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,937
13.

Dark Trading and Price Discovery

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 02 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2015
Accepted Paper Series
University of Melbourne - Department of Finance and University of Technology Sydney - UTS Business School
Downloads 1,902
14.

Powerful CEOs and their Impact on Corporate Performance

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings; EFA 2002 Berlin Meetings Discussion Paper
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Nov 2003
Working Paper Series
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and London School of Economics - Department of Finance

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 1,536
15.

Do Security Analysts Discipline Credit Rating Agencies?

AFA 2013 San Diego Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 12 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2014
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales - School of Banking and Finance, Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Imperial College London - Accounting, Finance, and Macroeconomics and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,449
16.

Are CEOs Born Leaders? Lessons from Traits of a Million Individuals

IFN Working Paper No. 1024, FIRN Research Paper No. 2436765, Harvard Business School Research Paper No. 16-044, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 478/2016
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 15 May 2014 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2017
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance, Aalto University - School of Business and BI Norwegian Business School
Downloads 1,244
17.

High Frequency Trading and End-of-Day Price Dislocation

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2013
Working Paper Series
York University - Schulich School of Business, John Carroll University - Boler School of Business and Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 1,221
18.

The Dual Role of Corporate Boards as Advisors and Monitors of Management: Theory and Evidence

AFA 2002 Atlanta Meetings
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 Nov 2000
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance
Downloads 1,214
19.

Does Gender Matter in the Boardroom? Evidence from the Market Reaction to Mandatory New Director Announcements

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Queensland - Business School and City University of Hong Kong
Downloads 1,182
20.

The Seasonality of Gold - The Autumn Effect

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Western Australia - Business School
Downloads 1,152
21.

Is Corporate Governance Different for Bank Holding Companies?

Economic Policy Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, April 2003
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Sep 2005
Accepted Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and Independent

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Downloads 1,103
22.

Understanding the Relationship between Founder-CEOs and Firm Performance

Journal of Empirical Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012
Accepted Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and London School of Economics - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,087
23.

Central Banks and Gold

FIRN Research Paper
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Western Australia - Business School
Downloads 1,081
24.

Corporate Performance, Board Structure, and Their Determinants in the Banking Industry

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 330
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Jun 2008
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and Independent
Downloads 1,047
25.

Lehman Sisters

FIRN Research Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2015
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and University of Queensland - Business School

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Downloads 1,002
26.

Does Board Structure in Banks Really Affect Their Performance?

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2012
Accepted Paper Series
The University of Queensland and University of Queensland

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Downloads 964
27.

Board Structure and Monitoring: New Evidence from CEO Turnovers

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming, 7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 351/2013
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 14 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2016
Accepted Paper Series
University of New South Wales - UNSW Business School and University of New South Wales - Australian School of Business
Downloads 963
28.

Does Rating Analyst Subjectivity Affect Corporate Debt Pricing?

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), 120 (3), 514-538, June 2016
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 11 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Accepted Paper Series
University of Texas at Austin, University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Downloads 961
29.

Ar- Rahnu: Opportunities and Challenges in Malaysia

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
Monash University - Sunway Campus and Monash Business School
Downloads 956
30.

Independent Director Incentives: Where Do Talented Directors Spend Their Limited Time and Energy?

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, AFA 2013 San Diego Meetings Paper, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 355/2013
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 25 Nov 2013
Accepted Paper Series
University of New South Wales - Australian School of Business and University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
Downloads 941
31.

The Invisible Hand of Short Selling: Does Short Selling Discipline Earnings Management?

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming, INSEAD Working Paper No. 2012/93/FIN, Asian Finance Association (AsFA) 2013 Conference
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 06 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2015
Accepted Paper Series
INSEAD - Finance, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Banking and Finance and Tsinghua University - PBC School of Finance
Downloads 931
32.

Equity Portfolio Diversification: How Many Stocks are Enough? Evidence from Five Developed Markets

FIRN Research Paper
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Nov 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Technology Sydney and University of Guelph - Department of Economics
Downloads 928
33.

Shareholders and Stakeholders: How Do Directors Decide?

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 276/2010
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 907
34.

Are Pairs Trading Profits Robust to Trading Costs?

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2012
Working Paper Series
Monash University and University of Queensland
Downloads 888
35.

Stress-Testing Credit Risk Parameters: An Application to Retail Loan Portfolios

Journal of Risk Model Validation, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 55-75, 2007
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Nov 2011
Working Paper Series
University of Regensburg and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - School of Finance and Economics
Downloads 870
36.

Shared Auditors in Mergers and Acquisitions

FIRN Research Paper
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Arizona - Department of Accounting, Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma - Michael F. Price College of Business and Antonin Scalia Law School - George Mason University

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Downloads 813
37.

Agency Problems of Corporate Philanthropy

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 370
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 16 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2017
Accepted Paper Series
University of New South Wales - Australian School of Business and SUNY at Binghamton
Downloads 796
38.

IFRS and Accounting Quality: The Impact of Enforcement

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Nov 2012
Working Paper Series
Western Australia Department of Treasury, University of Western Australia and University of Western Australia
Downloads 774
39.

Foreign Institutional Ownership and the Global Convergence of Financial Reporting Practices

Journal of Accounting Research 53, no. 3 (2015): 593-631.
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2016
Accepted Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Accounting, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Banking and Finance

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Downloads 732
40.

The Financial Economics of Gold – A Survey

FIRN Research Paper No. 2628018
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Jul 2015
Working Paper Series
University of York - The York Management School, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Monash University and University of Western Australia - Business School
Downloads 727
41.

Social Norms, Agents’ Choices and Incentive Contract Design

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 27 May 2012 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Melbourne, Department of Accounting, Amsterdam Business School, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Business Administration (Munich School of Management) and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gemeinnützige GmbH - Accounting Department
Downloads 724
42.

Asking Directors About Their Dual Roles

Finance and Corporate Governance Conference 2010 Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance
Downloads 720
43.

Barriers to Boardrooms

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 347/2013, Asian Finance Association (AsFA) 2013 Conference
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 23 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2015
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and London School of Economics - Centre for Economic Performance
Downloads 706
44.

Measuring Country Differences in Enforcement of Accounting Standards: An Audit and Enforcement Proxy

FIRN Research Paper
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 28 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2014
Working Paper Series
UWA Business School, M250, University of Western Australia and University of Western Australia

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Downloads 683
45.

Dividend Reductions, The Timing of Dividend Payments and Information Content

Journal of Corporate Finance, DOI 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2012.08.002, Forthcoming, Finance and Corporate Governance Conference 2010, 20th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference 2007 Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2013
Accepted Paper Series
La Trobe University -Department of Economics and Finance, University of Southern Queensland, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and Monash University - Department of Accounting
Downloads 676
46.

Founder Firms and Bad Corporate Governance Design? The Case of Alibaba

FIRN Research Paper No. 2530063
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School
Downloads 663
47.

Bank Board Structure and Performance: Evidence for Large Bank Holding Companies

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Oct 2011
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and Independent
Downloads 647
48.

Ownership, Investment and Governance: The Costs and Benefits of Dual Class Shares

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 352/2013, FIRN Research Paper
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 30 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2017
Working Paper Series
Stevens Institute of Technology and University of New South Wales - Australian School of Business
Downloads 633
49.

Corporate Governance, Earning Quality and Information Asymmetry: Evidence from Insider Trading Around the Globe

FIRN Research Paper No. 2725778
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Feb 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Queensland - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Kasetsart University - Faculty of Management Sciences and University of Western Australia
Downloads 626
50.

Risk-Factor Diversification and Portfolio Selection

25th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2012
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Aug 2012
Working Paper Series
Griffith University - Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Griffith University and Griffith University - Griffith Business School
Downloads 622