Ronald W. Masulis

University of New South Wales, Sydney

Professor of Finance

UNSW Business School

High St

Sydney, NSW 2052

Australia

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Research Associate

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School

St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane

Queensland

Australia

http://www.firn.org.au

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER)

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Scholarly Papers (77)

1.

Security Offerings

HANDBOOK OF CORPORATE FINANCE: EMPIRICAL CORPORATE FINANCE, Vol. 1, B. E. Eckbo, ed., Chapter 6, pp. 233-373, Elsevier/North-Holland Handbook of Finance Series, 2007, Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 2005-28
Number of pages: 168 Posted: 06 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 03 May 2009
B. Espen Eckbo, Ronald W. Masulis and Oyvind Norli
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, University of New South Wales, Sydney and BI Norwegian Business School - Department of Financial Economics
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Security offering, IPO, SEO, debt offer, flotation method, underwriting, rights offer, private placement, shelf registration, adverse selection, announcement returns, long run performance

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Energy Shocks and Financial Markets

Journal of Futures Markets, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-27, 1996
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 May 2006
Roger D. Huang, Ronald W. Masulis and Hans R. Stoll
University of Notre Dame, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 3,472 (3,028)
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Energy shocks, oil futures, oil price dynamics, stock price index dynamics, VAR model, return volatility

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Corporate Governance and Acquirer Returns

ECGI-Finance Working Paper No. 116/2006, Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 11 Apr 2005
Ronald W. Masulis, Cong Wang and Fei Xie
University of New South Wales, Sydney, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and University of Delaware - Lerner College of Business and Economics
Downloads 3,238 (3,422)
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Corporate Governance, Anti-takeover Provisions, Takeover Protection, Market for Corporate Control, Acquisitions, Acquisition Profitability, Agency Problems

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The Choice of Payment Method in European Mergers & Acquisitions

Journal of Finance, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 1345-1388, 2005
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Mar 2004 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2009
Mara Faccio and Ronald W. Masulis
Purdue University - Krannert School of Management and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Corporate finance, Corporate Governance, M&As

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Agency Problems at Dual-Class Companies

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming, 3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 209/2008
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 May 2008 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2008
Ronald W. Masulis, Cong Wang and Fei Xie
University of New South Wales, Sydney, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and University of Delaware - Lerner College of Business and Economics
Downloads 2,160 (6,623)
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Dual class shares, dual class stock, agency costs, conflicts of interest, voting rights and cash flow rights divergence, acquisitions, announcement effects, empire building, executive compensation, CEO compensation, value of cash holdings, capital expenditures

Agency Problems at Dual-Class Companies

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2008
Ronald W. Masulis, Cong Wang and Fei Xie
University of New South Wales, Sydney, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and University of Delaware - Lerner College of Business and Economics
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Dual class shares, dual class stock, agency costs, conflicts of interest, voting rights and cash flow rights wedge, acquisitions, announcement effects, empire building, executive compensation, CEO compensation, value of cash holdings, capital expenditures

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Venture Capital Reputation, Post-IPO Performance and Corporate Governance

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 265/2009
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2011
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, US Securities & Exchange Commission, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Department of Finance, University of Central Florida
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Venture capital, Reputation, Initial Public Offerings, Post-IPO long-run performance, Post-IPO VC shareholdings and directorships, Corporate governance

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Optimal Capital Structure Under Corporate and Personal Taxation

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 3-27, 1980
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2009
Harry DeAngelo and Ronald W. Masulis
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Capital Structure, Corporate Taxes, Personal Taxes, Bankruptcy Costs, Non-debt Tax Shields, Leverage

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Family Business Groups around the World: Financing Advantages, Control Motivations and Organizational Choices

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 240/2009
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 24 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 08 May 2011
Ronald W. Masulis, Peter K. Pham and Jason Zein
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australian School of Business - University of New South Wales and UNSW Business School
Downloads 2,644 (4,829)
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Business Groups, Firm Value, Ownership Structure, Family Firms

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Does Private Equity Create Wealth? The Effects of Private Equity and Derivatives on Corporate Governance

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 76, p. 219, 2009, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-20, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 113/2008, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 253/2009
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2009
Ronald W. Masulis and Randall S. Thomas
University of New South Wales, Sydney and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 2,371 (5,798)

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private equity, corporate governance, contracts, trading, public corporations, subprime

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Political Connections and Corporate Bailouts

AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper, Journal of Finance, Vol. 61, No. 6, pp. 2597-2635, 2006
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2010
Mara Faccio, Ronald W. Masulis and John J. McConnell
Purdue University - Krannert School of Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Purdue University
Downloads 2,016 (7,612)
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Political connections, cronism, bailouts

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Seasoned Equity Offerings: A Survey

FINANCE (NORTH-HOLLAND, HANDBOOKS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCE), R. Jarrow, V. Maksimovic, W. Ziemba, eds., Ch. 31, pp. 1017-1072, 1995
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 12 Nov 2008
B. Espen Eckbo and Ronald W. Masulis
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 1,943 (8,124)
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Seasoned equity offering, SEO, flotation costs, flotation method choice, underwriting, firm commitment offers, best effort, rights offer, standby rights offer, quality certification, shareholder takeup, adverse selection, market timing, aggregate issue activity, market microstructure effects

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The Valuation Effects of Stock Splits and Stock Dividends

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 13, No. 4, 1984
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Jun 2007
Mark Grinblatt, Ronald W. Masulis and Sheridan Titman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area, University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance
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Stock splits, stock dividends, signalling, announcement effects, ex-date effects

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Shareholder Litigation in Mergers and Acquisitions

18 Journal of Corporate Finance 1248 (2012), AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper, 6th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Northwestern Univ Law School 2011, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-23, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-37
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 09 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
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M&A Offers, Announcement Period Return, Deal completion rates, Takeover premium, Delaware lawsuits, Federal lawsuits, Controlling Shareholder Squeeze-outs, Shareholder Class Action Lawsuits, Law firm reputation, Investment bank reputation, Selection bias control, Price Revision

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Are All Inside Directors the Same? Evidence from the External Directorship Market.

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 241/2009, 3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers, AFA 2009 San Francisco Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 22 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2012
Ronald W. Masulis and Shawn Mobbs
University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Business Administration
Downloads 1,617 (10,995)
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board of directors, inside directors, independent directors, corporate governance, manager entrenchment

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Globalizing the Boardroom - The Effects of Foreign Directors on Corporate Governance and Firm Performance

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming, AFA 2011 Denver Meetings Paper, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 242/2009
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 19 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2012
Ronald W. Masulis, Cong Wang and Fei Xie
University of New South Wales, Sydney, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and University of Delaware - Lerner College of Business and Economics
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Foreign Director, Board of Directors, Corporate Governance, Independent Director, Foreign Independent Director, Agency Costs, Board Monitoring, Cross-Border Acquisition, Earnings Restatement, Financial Misreporting, CEO Compensation, Board Attendance, Operating Performance, Tobin's Q

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Common Stock Offerings Across the Business Cycle: Theory and Evidence

Journal of Empirical Finance, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 3-31, June 1993 (Lead article, First issue)
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 May 2006
Hyuk Choe, Ronald W. Masulis and Vikram K. Nanda
Seoul National University - College of Business Administration, University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics
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Seasoned equity offering, SEOs, common stock offers, business cycles, adverse selection, aggregate stock issuance activity

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Correlations in Price Changes and Volatility Across International Stock Markets

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 281-307, 1990
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Feb 2006
Yasushi Hamao, Ronald W. Masulis and Victor Ng
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 1,559 (11,621)
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International Stock Markets, Price and Volatility Spillovers, London Stock Exchange, Tokyo Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, GARCH Model

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Seasoned Equity Offerings: An Empirical Investigation

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 15, No. 1/2, pp. 91-118, 1986
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Feb 2007
Ashok N Korwar and Ronald W. Masulis
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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SEOs, seasoned equity offerings, stock offers, announcement effects, primary offers, secondary offers

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Venture Capital Investments by IPO Underwriters: Certification, Alignment of Interest or Moral Hazard?

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Jun 2004
Xi Li and Ronald W. Masulis
University of Arkansas - Department of Finance and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 1,440 (13,164)
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Seasoned Equity Offerings: Quality of Accounting Information and Expected Flotation Costs

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2009
Gemma Lee and Ronald W. Masulis
Kyung Hee University and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 1,323 (15,054)
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Seasoned equity offering, SEO, stock offer, stock issue, asymmetric information, accounting information, accruals quality, Dechow and Dichev model, offer size, flotation costs, announcement effect, underwriting fees, gross spread, withdrawn offers, cancelled SEOs

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Adverse Selection and the Rights Offer Paradox

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 293-332, 1992
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Jun 2006
B. Espen Eckbo and Ronald W. Masulis
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Flotation method, seasoned common stock, SEO, stock offer, rights offer, adverse selection

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Board Structure and Monitoring: New Evidence from CEO Turnover

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming, 7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 351/2013
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 14 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2019
Lixiong Guo and Ronald W. Masulis
University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Business and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 1,101 (19,884)
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CEO turnover; Nominating committee independence; Board Independence; Board monitoring; Independent directors; Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Endogeneity

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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
Ronald W. Masulis and Shawn Mobbs
University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Business Administration
Downloads 1,086 (20,268)
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director incentives, busy directors, labor markets, firm reputation, firm performance

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Do More Reputable Financial Institutions Reduce Earnings Management by IPO Issuers?

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2011
Gemma Lee and Ronald W. Masulis
Kyung Hee University and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 1,077 (20,517)
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Underwriting, Venture Capital, IPO, Earnings Management, Propensity Score Matching

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The Supply of Corporate Directors and Board Independence

Review of Financial Studies 26(6), 1561-1605, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 315/2011
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2020
Anzhela Knyazeva, Diana Knyazeva and Ronald W. Masulis
Independent, Independent and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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board of directors, board expertise, director labor market, location, firm value, firm performance, CEO compensation

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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
Ronald W. Masulis and Syed Walid Reza
University of New South Wales, Sydney and SUNY at Binghamton
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Corporate governance, corporate philanthropy, corporate charities, agency costs, CEO compensation

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Venture Capital Conflicts of Interest: Evidence from Acquisitions of Venture Backed Firms

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), 2011 (46), 395-430
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2013
Ronald W. Masulis and Rajarishi Nahata
University of New South Wales, Sydney and City University of New York, Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business - Department of Economics and Finance
Downloads 978 (23,668)
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Acquisitions, M&A, Venture Capital, Conflicts of Interest, Moral Hazard

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Seasoned Public Offerings: Resolution of the 'New Issues Puzzle'

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 56, 251-291, 2000, Tuck School of Business Working Paper
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 04 May 2009
B. Espen Eckbo, Ronald W. Masulis and Oyvind Norli
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, University of New South Wales, Sydney and BI Norwegian Business School - Department of Financial Economics
Downloads 928 (25,502)
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New issues puzzle, long-run performance, factor risk, seasoned public offerings, equity issuer

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Independent Director Reputation Incentives: The Supply of Monitoring Services

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 353/2013
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 24 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2017
Ronald W. Masulis and Shawn Mobbs
University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Business Administration
Downloads 916 (26,044)
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independent director, reputations incentives, board decisions, director labor market, option grants, dividends, class-action lawsuits, covenant violations, stock repurchases, exchange delistings

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

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 352/2013, FIRN Research Paper, Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business Research Paper
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 30 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2018
Suman Banerjee and Ronald W. Masulis
Stevens Institute of Technology and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 909 (26,303)

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Blockholders, Controlling shareholders, Dual-class shares, Hostile takeovers, Ownership structure, Private benefits of control, Non-voting shares, Shareholder welfare, Takeover defenses, Underinvestment, Voting rights

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The Option Pricing Model and the Risk Factor of Stock

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 3, No. 1/2, 1976
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Oct 2009
Dan Galai and Ronald W. Masulis
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Option pricing, wealth expropriation, nonstationary risk, leverage, investment decisions, financing decisions, conglomerate mergers, mergers, risky debt, levered equity

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Shareholder Wealth Consequences of Insider Pledging of Company Stock as Collateral for Personal Loans

Forthcoming, Review of Financial Studies, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 592/2019
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 27 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2019
Ying Dou, Ronald W. Masulis and Jason Zein
Monash University, University of New South Wales, Sydney and UNSW Business School
Downloads 850 (28,914)
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Pledging, Managerial incentive, Crash risk, Risk-taking

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The Effects of Capital Structure Change on Security Prices: A Study of Exchange Offers

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 8, No. 2, June 1980
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Jan 2010
Ronald W. Masulis
University of New South Wales, Sydney
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exchange offer, capital structure change, common stock, preferred stock, debt, announcement returns, event study methodology, protective covenants, wealth expropriation, recapitalization

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Deal Initiation in Mergers and Acquisitions

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 371/2013, FIRN Research Paper, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 26 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2018
Ronald W. Masulis and Serif Aziz Simsir
University of New South Wales, Sydney and Sabanci University
Downloads 794 (31,807)
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Mergers and acquisitions, Merger initiation; Financial distress; Financial constraints; Economic shocks; Information asymmetry; Takeover premia; Self-selection problem

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Seasoned Equity Offerings and Customer-Supplier Relationships

5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper (2010)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 15 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2017
William C. Johnson, Jun-Koo Kang, Ronald W. Masulis and Sangho Yi
Suffolk University - Sawyer School of Management, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Nanyang Business School, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Sogang University
Downloads 771 (33,080)
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Information revelation, product market relationship, seasoned equity offerings

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Law Firm Expertise and Mergers and Acquisitions

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 316/2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 10 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2012
C. N. V. Krishnan and Ronald W. Masulis
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 764 (33,481)
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M&A legal advisor, Law firms, market shares, incentives, top 10 law firms, M&A, mergers, acquisitions, market shares, league table ranks, deal completion, takeover premium, selection bias

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Strategic Alliances and Corporate Governance in Newly Public Firms: Evidence from Corporate Venture Capital

EFA 2007 Ljubljana Meetings Paper, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 210/2008
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 May 2008 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2008
Vladimir I. Ivanov and Ronald W. Masulis
US Securities & Exchange Commission and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Corporate governance, Strategic alliances, Corporate venture capital, IPOs

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Monitoring the Monitor: Distracted Institutional Investors and Board Governance

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 531/2017
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 20 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2019
Claire Liu, Angie Low, Ronald W. Masulis and Le Zhang
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Nanyang Technological University - Division of Banking & Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Australian National University (ANU) - College of Business and Economics
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Board of directors, Shareholder activism, Institutional investors, Board monitoring, Shareholder voting, Corporate governance

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Financial Contracting with Strategic Investors: Evidence from Corporate Venture Capital Backed IPOs

Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2009 (18), 599-631
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2013
Ronald W. Masulis and Rajarishi Nahata
University of New South Wales, Sydney and City University of New York, Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business - Department of Economics and Finance
Downloads 692 (38,336)
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Venture Capital, Corporate Venture Capital, Financial Contracting, Strategic Investing, Entrepreneurial Companies

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Comparing CEO Employment Contract Provisions: Differences between Australia and the U.S.

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 559-608, 2011, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/81, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-23
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2011
Jennifer G. Hill, Ronald W. Masulis and Randall S. Thomas
Monash University Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 681 (39,204)
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Executive Pay, Compensation, Australia-U.S. Comparison

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Trading Rules, Competition for Order Flow and Market Fragmentation

Forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 256/2014
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 11 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2014
Amy Kwan, Ronald W. Masulis and Thomas H. McInish
University of Sydney Business School, University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Memphis - Fogelman College of Business and Economics
Downloads 648 (41,927)
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Market Fragmentation; Regression Discontinuity; Dark Pools; Trade Reporting Facility

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The Effects of the 1987 Stock Crash on International Financial Integration

JAPANESE FINANCIAL MARKET RESEARCH, W. Ziemba, W. Bailey and Y. Hamao, editors, North Holland Publisher, 1991
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 May 2006
Yasushi Hamao, Ronald W. Masulis and Victor Ng
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 578 (48,733)
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International Stock Markets, Price and Volatility Spillovers, London Stock Exchange, Tokyo Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, Stock Market Crash, GARCH, Financial Integration

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How Valuable are Independent Directors? Evidence from External Distractions

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 522/2017, 9th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) 2018
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 02 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2018
Ronald W. Masulis and Emma Jincheng Zhang
University of New South Wales, Sydney and Monash Business School
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Independent Directors, Director Incentives, Director Distraction, Corporate Performance

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Trading Activity and Stock Price Volatility: Evidence from the London Stock Exchange

Journal of Empirical Finance, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 249-269, 2003
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Feb 2006
Roger D. Huang and Ronald W. Masulis
University of Notre Dame and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 555 (51,227)
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Trading size, trading frequency, price volatility, London Stock Exchange, transactions data, informed trading, market microstructure models

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Do Wealth Creating Mergers and Acquisitions Really Hurt Acquirer Shareholders?

AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper, 24th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2011 Paper
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 22 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2012
Ronald W. Masulis, Peter L. Swan and Brett Tobiansky
University of New South Wales, Sydney, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney and University of New South Wales
Downloads 511 (56,941)
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M&A, takeover bids, acquisition benefits, acquirer gains, acquisition synergies, targets, bidders, failed bids.iled bids

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How Do Venture Investments by Different Classes of Financial Institutions Affect the Equity Underwriting Process?

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2008
Xi Li and Ronald W. Masulis
University of Arkansas - Department of Finance and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 505 (57,787)
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IPO, Underpricing of Stock Offers, Venture Capital, Financial Institutions, Certification Hypothesis, Conflict of Interest, Underwriting

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Venture Capital Reputation: A Survey

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF VENTURE CAPITAL, Douglas J. Cummings, ed., Oxford University Press, 2011
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2011
C. N. V. Krishnan and Ronald W. Masulis
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 489 (60,173)
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Venture capital firms, Reputation, Alternative Reputation measures, Portfolio company performance, Initial Public Offerings, Acquisitions, Post-IPO performance, Corporate governance

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An Investigation of Market Microstructure Impacts on Event Study Returns

Journal of Finance, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 1523-1536, 1991
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 May 2006
Ronald C. Lease, Ronald W. Masulis and John Page
Purdue University - Krannert School of Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Tulane University - Accounting & Taxation
Downloads 438 (68,785)
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Seasoned equity offering, market microstructure, bid-ask bounce, order flow imbalance

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Lockup Agreements in Seasoned Equity Offerings: Evidence of Optimal Contracting

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), 110 (2013), pp. 607-626
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2017
Jonathan M. Karpoff, Gemma Lee and Ronald W. Masulis
University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, Kyung Hee University and University of New South Wales, Sydney
Downloads 429 (70,589)
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seasoned equity offerings, lockups, information asymmetry

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Compensation Gaps Among Top Executives: Evidence of Tournament Incentives or Productivity Differentials?

FIRN Research Paper
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 07 Jun 2013
Ronald W. Masulis and Shage Zhang
University of New South Wales, Sydney and Trinity University
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compensation gap, executive compensation, tournament, productivity, agency theory

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Repurchase Tender Offers and Earnings Information

Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 14, pp. 217-251, 1991
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Aug 2006
Larry Dann, Ronald W. Masulis and David Mayers
University of Oregon - Department of Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of California, Riverside (UCR) - A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management
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Tender offer, stock repurchase, earnings announcement, earnings surprise, systematic risk, beta

52.

Do Wealth Creating Mergers and Acquisitions Really Hurt Bidder Shareholders?

FIRN Research Paper No. 2517209
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 31 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2017
Mark Humphery-Jenner, Ronald W. Masulis and Peter L. Swan
UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney
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M&A, takeovers, acquisitions, synergies, targets, bidders, failed bids

53.

Internal Capital Markets in Family Business Groups During the Global Financial Crisis

UNSW Business School Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2018
Alvin E. S. Ang, Ronald W. Masulis, Peter K. Pham and Jason Zein
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, School of Business, Department of Economics and Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australian School of Business - University of New South Wales and UNSW Business School
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Family business groups, Internal capital markets, Corporate investments, Financial crisis

54.

Family Business Group Expansion Through IPOs: The Role of Internal Capital Markets in Financing Growth While Preserving Control

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2019
Ronald W. Masulis, Peter K. Pham and Jason Zein
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australian School of Business - University of New South Wales and UNSW Business School
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Business Groups, Internal Capital Markets, Financing Constraints, IPOs

55.

Equity Ownership in IPO Issuers by Brokerage Firms and Analyst Research Coverage

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 25 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2016
Qiang Kang, Xi Li and Ronald W. Masulis
Florida International University (FIU) - Department of Finance, University of Arkansas - Department of Finance and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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sell-side analysts, analyst stock recommendations, IPOs, asymmetric information, conflicts of interest, venture capital investment, brokerage firms, reputation incentives, equity ownership, universal banking, financial institutions

56.

FX Spreads and Dealer Competition Across the 24-Hour Trading Day

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 61-93, Spring 1999
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Sep 1998
Roger D. Huang and Ronald W. Masulis
University of Notre Dame and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Foreign Exchange, FX Trading, Market Microstructure Models, Tick-by-Tick Trades, 24 Hour Trading, Dealer Competition, Market Making, Dealer Market, Bid-Ask Spread, FX Volatility, VAR model, GMM

57.

Directors: Older and Wiser, or Too Old to Govern?

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 584/2018
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 26 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2019
Ronald W. Masulis, Cong Wang, Fei Xie and Shuran Zhang
University of New South Wales, Sydney, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, University of Delaware - Lerner College of Business and Economics and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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boardroom aging, older directors, board monitoring, board advising, agency problems

58.

Corporate Investment and Dividend Decisions Under Differential Personal Taxation

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 23, No. 4, 1998
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Feb 2007
Brett Trueman and Ronald W. Masulis
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Dividends, Investment, Personal Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Internal Financing, External Financing, Tax Brackets, Taxes, Shareholder Conflicts of Interest

59.

CEO Option Compensation Can Be a Bad Option: Evidence from Product Market Relationships

2nd Annual Financial Institutions, Regulation and Corporate Governance Conference, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 532/2017
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 27 May 2016 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2019
Claire Liu, Ronald W. Masulis and Jared R. Stanfield
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Oklahoma
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Compensation, Firm Performance, Product Market, Risk Taking, Supply Chain

60.

Employee-Manager Alliances and Shareholder Returns from Acquisitions

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 583/2018
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 10 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2018
Ronald W. Masulis, Cong Wang and Fei Xie
University of New South Wales, Sydney, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and University of Delaware - Lerner College of Business and Economics
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Market for Corporate Control, Takeover Protection, Worker-Manager Alliance, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Acquisition Profitability, Agency Problems, Employee Treatment

61.

Overnight and Daytime Stock Return Dynamics on the London Stock Exchange

Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Vol. 13, No. 4, 365-378, October 1995
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Mar 2006
Victor Ng and Ronald W. Masulis
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Stock Return Dynamics, London Stock Exchange, GARCH, Exchange Restructuring, Big Bang, Stock Market Crash

62.

Order Imbalances Around Seasoned Equity Offerings

Midwest Finance Association 2012 Annual Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2012
Sukwon Thomas Kim and Ronald W. Masulis
Independent and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Seasoned Equity Offerings, Order Imbalances, Underpricing

63.

Does Market Structure Affect the Immediacy of Stock Price Responses to News?

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 617-648, 2002
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 26 Mar 2002
Ronald W. Masulis and Lakshmanan Shivakumar
University of New South Wales, Sydney and London Business School
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Price adjustment, Market structure, Equity Offering Announcements

64.

Do More Transparency & Disclosure Necessarily Enhance Firm Performance?

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 21 May 2014 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2018
Suman Banerjee, Ronald W. Masulis and Sarmistha Pal
Stevens Institute of Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Surrey
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Corporate governance reform, Transparency and Disclosure rules, Domestic and foreign listed

65.

A Survey of Recent Evidence on Boards of Directors and CEO Incentives

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 652/2020, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies (2020) 49, 7-35.
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 31 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Ronald W. Masulis
University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Boards, Directors, CEO Incentives, Independent Directors

66.

Strategic Alliances and Corporate Governance in Newly Public Firms: Evidence from Venture Backed IPOs

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Mar 2010
Vladimir I. Ivanov and Ronald W. Masulis
US Securities & Exchange Commission and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Strategic alliances, corporate governance, venture capital, IPOs

67.

Government Intervention in the Mortgage Market: A Study of Anti-Redlining Regulations

Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 10, 1982
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2010
Ronald W. Masulis
University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Mortgages, default, option pricing, mortgage insurance, redlining, price controls

68.

Mitigating Effects of Gender Diverse Board in Companies Managed by Overconfident CEOs

Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business Research Paper
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 21 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2020
Suman Banerjee, Ronald W. Masulis and Arun Upadhyay
Stevens Institute of Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Florida International University
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Gender-diverse board, Female directors, Firm performance, Independent board, Overconfident CEOs, Over-investment, SOX, SOX compliant firms

69.

Entrenchment and Investment

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2018
Suman Banerjee and Ronald W. Masulis
Stevens Institute of Technology and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Blockholders, Controlling shareholders, Dual-class, Hostile takeovers, Ownership structure

70.

Private Benefits and Corporate Investment and Financing Decisions: The Case of Corporate Philanthropy

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 603/2019
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2020
Ronald W. Masulis and Syed Walid Reza
University of New South Wales, Sydney and SUNY at Binghamton
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corporate giving; charitable contributions; private benefits of control; financing decisions; hedge fund activism

71.
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Jurisdictional Effects in M&A Litigation

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-14
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2013
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
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M&A Offers, Lawsuits, Delaware Suits, Federal Suits, Other State Suits, Multi-Jurisdiction Suits, Deal completion rate, Takeover premium, Controlling Shareholder Squeeze-outs, Lawsuit Settlements, Consideration Paid, Selection Bias Control

Jurisdictional Effects in M&A Litigation

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 132-158, 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Jan 2014
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
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External Financing of Last Resort? Bank Lines of Credit as a Source of Long-Term Finance

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 04 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2019
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua University - Department of Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong and CEPR and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Lines of Credit, Financing of Last Resort, Liquidity Buffer, Long term financing

73.

Director Liability Protection and Board Quality

Number of pages: 1 Posted: 05 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2020
Ronald W. Masulis, Sichen Shen and Hong Zou
University of New South Wales, Sydney, The University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics
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Legal liability, board of directors, board quality, hiring

74.

Mobility Restrictions and Risk-Related Agency Conflicts: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 665/2020
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 03 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2020
Emdad Islam, Ronald W. Masulis and Lubna Rahman
Monash University, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Monash University
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Career Concerns, Risk-Related Agency Conflicts, Leverage, Acquisitions

75.

Regulation and Firm Value: Curious Case of Transparency and Disclosure Laws in Russia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9890
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
Suman Banerjee, Ronald W. Masulis and Sarmistha Pal
Stevens Institute of Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Surrey
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transparency and disclosure rules, quasi-experimental analysis, domestic vs. cross-listed firms, firm performance, Tobin's Q, EBIT-to-Asset ratio, difference-in-difference method, Russia

76.

Unemployment Insurance and Takeovers

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 28 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2020
Lixiong Guo, Jing Kong and Ronald W. Masulis
University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Business, Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems and University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Unemployment Insurance, Labor, Takeovers, Mergers and Acquisitions, Synergy, Stakeholders

77.

Law Firm Expertise and Merger and Acquisition Outcomes

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 56, 2013
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2012
C. N. V. Krishnan and Ronald W. Masulis
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance and University of New South Wales, Sydney

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M&A legal advisor, Law firms, market shares, incentives, top 10 law firms, M&A, mergers, acquisitions, market shares, league table ranks, deal completion, takeover premium, selection bias control