David J. Denis

University of Pittsburgh

Roger Ahlbrandt Sr Chair in Finance

Katz Graduate School of Business

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States

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39

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

Why Do Firms Pay Dividends? International Evidence on the Determinants of Dividend Policy

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 04 Mar 2006
Igor Osobov and David J. Denis
Georgia State University, Department of Finance and University of Pittsburgh
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dividends, dividend policy, payout policy, disappearing dividends, earned equity, catering

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Firm Value and Marketability Discounts

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Apr 2001
LECG, LLC, University of Pittsburgh, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and Santa Clara University - Department of Finance
Downloads 4,191 (2,315)
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Marketability discount, valuation, liquidity discount

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Debt Financing and Financial Flexibility: Evidence from Pro-active Leverage Increases

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2012
David J. Denis and Stephen B. McKeon
University of Pittsburgh and University of Oregon - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,725 (10,335)
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Financial Flexibility, Capital Structure, Rebalancing, Tradeoff, Pecking order

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The Choice between Bank Debt, Non-Bank Private Debt and Public Debt: Evidence from New Corporate Borrowings

AFA 2003 Washington, DC Meetings
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 May 2001
Vassil T. Mihov and David J. Denis
Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business and University of Pittsburgh
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Ownership and Board Structures in Publicly Traded Corporations

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 Aug 1998
Atulya Sarin and David J. Denis
Santa Clara University - Department of Finance and University of Pittsburgh
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Earnouts: A Study of Financial Contracting in Acquisition Agreements

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 02 May 2006 Last Revised: 16 May 2012
Matthew D. Cain, David J. Denis and Diane K. Denis
Berkeley Center for Law and Business, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business
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Earnouts, contingent payments, acquisitions

Financial Constraints, Investment, and the Value of Cash Holdings

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Nov 2007
David J. Denis and Valeriy Sibilkov
University of Pittsburgh and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Department of Finance
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cash, cash holdings, investment, financial constraints

Financial Constraints, Investment, and the Value of Cash Holdings

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 247-269, 2009
Posted: 25 Jan 2010
David J. Denis and Valeriy Sibilkov
University of Pittsburgh and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Department of Finance

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G32, G35

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Global Diversification, Industrial Diversification, and Firm Value

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Oct 2000
David J. Denis, Diane K. Denis and Keven Yost
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business and Auburn University - Department of Finance
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Managerial Discipline and Corporate Restructuring Following Performance Declines

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Feb 1999
Timothy A. Kruse and David J. Denis
Xavier University - Department of Finance and University of Pittsburgh
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Do IPO Firms Purchase Analyst Coverage with Underpricing?

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 Apr 2003
Michael T. Cliff and David J. Denis
Analysis Group and University of Pittsburgh
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IPOs, analyst coverage, underwriters

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Is There a Dark Side to Incentive Compensation?

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Apr 2005
David J. Denis, Paul Hanouna and Atulya Sarin
University of Pittsburgh, Villanova University - School of Business and Santa Clara University - Department of Finance
Downloads 816 (31,333)
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Fraud, Incentive, Compensation, Board Structure, Option

Is There a Dark Side to Incentive Compensation?

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2006
Posted: 15 Aug 2009
David J. Denis, Paul Hanouna and Atulya Sarin
University of Pittsburgh, Villanova University - School of Business and Santa Clara University - Department of Finance

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Options, Incentives, Compensation, Fraud

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Information Production by Investment Banks: Evidence from Fairness Opinions

AFA 2008 New Orleans Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 15 May 2012
Matthew D. Cain and David J. Denis
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of Pittsburgh
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fairness opinions, investment banks, contingent fees, mergers, valuation

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Internal Capital Markets and Investment Policy: Evidence from Corporate Spinoffs

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Nov 2001
Seoungpil Ahn and David J. Denis
Sogang University and University of Pittsburgh
Downloads 715 (38,084)
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Spinoff, diversification discount, divestiture, restructuring, excess value, internal capital market, investment policy

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Leverage and Investment in Diversified Firms

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Apr 2004
Seoungpil Ahn, David J. Denis and Diane K. Denis
Sogang University, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business
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Leverage, diversification, investment policy

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Disappearing Dividends, Catering Incentives and Agency Costs: International Evidence

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Aug 2005
Igor Osobov and David J. Denis
Georgia State University, Department of Finance and University of Pittsburgh
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Dividends, dividend policy, payout policy, disappearing dividends, catering, agency

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Do Firms Manage Earnings to Meet Dividend Thresholds?

AFA 2008 New Orleans Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 11 Mar 2007
Naveen D. Daniel, David J. Denis and Lalitha Naveen
Drexel University - Department of Finance, University of Pittsburgh and Temple University - Department of Finance
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dividend policy, dividend smoothing, earnings management, accruals

Do Firms Manage Earnings to Meet Dividend Thresholds?

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Posted: 16 Nov 2007
Naveen D. Daniel, David J. Denis and Lalitha Naveen
Drexel University - Department of Finance, University of Pittsburgh and Temple University - Department of Finance

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dividend policy, dividend smoothing, earnings management, accruals

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Material Adverse Change Clauses and Acquisition Dynamics

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 May 2010 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2012
David J. Denis and Antonio J. Macias
University of Pittsburgh and Baylor University
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Acquisitions, Contractual mechanisms, Material-Adverse-Change clause (MACs)

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Is the Market Surprised by Poor Earnings Realizations Following Seasoned Equity Offerings?

EFA 0618
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Feb 2000
Atulya Sarin and David J. Denis
Santa Clara University - Department of Finance and University of Pittsburgh
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Debt Covenant Renegotiations and Creditor Control Rights

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2013
David J. Denis and Jing Wang
University of Pittsburgh and University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Department of Finance
Downloads 452 (68,636)
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debt contracting, creditor control rights, investment policy, financing policy

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Persistent Operating Losses and Corporate Financial Policies

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 08 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2018
David J. Denis and Stephen B. McKeon
University of Pittsburgh and University of Oregon - Department of Finance
Downloads 421 (74,809)
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Cash Flow, Cash, Equity Issuance

Taxes and the Relative Valuation of S Corporations and C Corporations

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Apr 2002
Atulya Sarin and David J. Denis
Santa Clara University - Department of Finance and University of Pittsburgh
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S corporation valuation

Taxes and the Relative Valuation of S Corporations and C Corporations

Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2002
Posted: 12 Feb 2003
David J. Denis and Atulya Sarin
University of Pittsburgh and Santa Clara University - Department of Finance

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Insider Trading Restrictions and Top Executive Compensation

Journal of Accounting and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2020
David J. Denis and Jin Xu
University of Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech - Pamplin College of Business
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insider trading restrictions, executive compensation, insider ownership

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Corporate Payout, Cash Retention, and the Supply of Credit: Evidence from the 2008-09 Credit Crisis

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Apr 2013
Barbara A. Bliss, Yingmei Cheng and David J. Denis
University of San Diego, Florida State University - College of Business and University of Pittsburgh
Downloads 268 (123,800)
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Cash, Corporate investment, Payout policy, Crisis, Financing constraints

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CEO Assessment and the Structure of Newly Formed Boards

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2015
David J. Denis, Diane K. Denis and Mark D. Walker
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business and North Carolina State University
Downloads 234 (142,013)
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Board of directors, Spinoffs, Governance

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Doing Empirical Corporate Finance Research in an Endogenous World: Tutorial Session from the 2014 FMA Annual Meeting

Journal of Applied Finance (Formerly Financial Practice and Education), Vol. 25, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Jul 2016
David J. Denis
University of Pittsburgh
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The Selection of Directors to Corporate Boards

31st Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2018
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Jul 2018
David J. Denis, Diane K. Denis and Mark D. Walker
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business and North Carolina State University
Downloads 171 (189,645)
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Board of directors, Spinoffs, Governance

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Taxes, Investment, and Capital Structure: A Study of U.S. Firms in the Early 1900s

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Mar 2014
Leonce Bargeron, David J. Denis and Kenneth Lehn
University of Kentucky - Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh - Finance Group
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capital structure, taxes, investment

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Mean Reversion in Earnings and the Use of E/P Multiples in Corporate Valuation

Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2004
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Jan 2005
Mukesh Bajaj, David J. Denis and Atulya Sarin
LECG, LLC, University of Pittsburgh and Santa Clara University - Department of Finance
Downloads 147 (215,401)

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Persistent Negative Cash Flows, Staged Financing, and the Stockpiling of Cash Balances

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 Jul 2020
David J. Denis and Stephen B. McKeon
University of Pittsburgh and University of Oregon - Department of Finance
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Negative cash flow, cash balances, intangible capital, staged financing

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Is Managerial Myopia a Persistent Governance Problem?

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 74-80, 2019
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 May 2020
David J. Denis
University of Pittsburgh
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Proactive Leverage Increases and the Value of Financial Flexibility

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 17-28, 2016
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Jan 2017
David J. Denis and Stephen B. McKeon
University of Pittsburgh and University of Oregon - Department of Finance
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Managerial Incentives and Corporate Diversification Strategies

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 72-80, 1997
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Feb 2019
David J. Denis, Diane K. Denis and Atulya Sarin
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business and Santa Clara University - Department of Finance
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The Persistent Puzzle of Corporate Capital Structure: Current Challenges and New Directions

Financial Review, Vol. 47, Issue 4, pp. 631-643, 2012
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Sep 2012
David J. Denis
University of Pittsburgh
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capital structure, financial flexibility

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Investment Opportunities and the Market Reaction to Equity Offerings

J of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 29, No. 2, June 1994
Posted: 12 May 2000
David J. Denis
University of Pittsburgh

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Ownership Structure and Top Management Turnover

Posted: 10 Sep 1999
David J. Denis, Diane K. Denis and Atulya Sarin
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business and Santa Clara University - Department of Finance

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Causes of Financial Distress Following Leveraged Recapitalizations

Posted: 28 Jul 1999
David J. Denis and Diane K. Denis
University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business

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Agency Problems, Equity Ownership, and Corporate Diversification

J. OF FINANCE
Posted: 09 Dec 1996
David J. Denis, Diane K. Denis and Atulya Sarin
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business and Santa Clara University - Department of Finance

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Performance Changes Following Top Management Dismissals

JOURNAL OF FINANCE, Vol 50 No 4, September 1995
Posted: 04 Aug 1995
Diane K. Denis and David J. Denis
University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business and University of Pittsburgh

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Performance Changes Following Top Management Dismissals

Posted: 21 Feb 1995
Diane K. Denis and David J. Denis
University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business and University of Pittsburgh

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