Jarrad Harford

University of Washington

Box 353226

Seattle, WA 98195-3226

United States

http://faculty.washington.edu/jarrad/

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Citation 138

Corporate Governance and Firm Cash Holdings

AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Oct 2005
Jarrad Harford, Sattar Mansi and William F. Maxwell
University of Washington, Virginia Tech and SMU - Cox School
Downloads 2,931 (2,747)
Citation 140

Abstract:

Cash Holdings, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Rights

Corporate Governance and Firm Cash Holdings

Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming, AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper
Posted: 22 May 2007
Jarrad Harford, Sattar Mansi and William F. Maxwell
University of Washington, Virginia Tech and SMU - Cox School

Abstract:

Cash Holdings, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Rights

Do Long-Term Investors Improve Corporate Decision Making?

Finance Down Under 2015 Building on the Best from the Cellars of Finance Paper, Asian Finance Association 2015 Conference Paper
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 05 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2017
Jarrad Harford, Ambrus Kecskes and Sattar Mansi
University of Washington, York University - Schulich School of Business and Virginia Tech
Downloads 1,464 (9,039)

Abstract:

Agency problems; Monitoring; Managerial myopia; Investor horizons; Corporate governance; Managerial misbehavior; Investment; Innovation; Financing; Off balance sheet debt; Debt maturity; Payouts; Valuation; Profitability; Volatility; Credit events

Investor Horizons and Corporate Cash Holdings

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2012
Jarrad Harford, Ambrus Kecskes and Sattar Mansi
University of Washington, York University - Schulich School of Business and Virginia Tech
Downloads 874 (20,171)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Investor horizons, Institutional investors, Ownership structure, Investor heterogeneity, Corporate governance, Monitoring, Cash holdings

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The Importance of Industry Links in Merger Waves

Journal of Finance, 2014, vol. 69(2): 527-576.
Number of pages: 159 Posted: 14 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2016
Kenneth R. Ahern and Jarrad Harford
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and University of Washington
Downloads 1,704 (5,233)
Citation 19

Abstract:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Product Markets, Networks

4.

Corporate Cash Reserves And Acquisitions

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Apr 1997
Jarrad Harford
University of Washington
Downloads 1,554 (7,218)
Citation 235

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The Cash Flow Permanence and Information Content of Dividend Increases vs. Repurchases

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Jan 1999
Wayne R. Guay and Jarrad Harford
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department and University of Washington
Downloads 1,075 (14,502)
Citation 85

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Do Firms Have Leverage Targets? Evidence from Acquisitions

Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 28 May 2009
Jarrad Harford, Sandy Klasa and Nathan Walcott
University of Washington, University of Arizona - Department of Finance and Washington State University
Downloads 1,061 (13,591)
Citation 32

Abstract:

Capital structure, target leverage, mergers, acquisitions

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The Sources of Value Destruction in Acquisitions by Entrenched Managers

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 106, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2012
Jarrad Harford, Mark Humphery-Jenner and Ronan Powell
University of Washington, UNSW Business School and University College Dublin (UCD) - Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
Downloads 1,043 (15,789)
Citation 17

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Mergers, Entrenchment, Overvalued Equity, Overpayment

8.

Refinancing Risk and Cash Holdings

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 18 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 31 May 2013
Jarrad Harford, Sandy Klasa and William F. Maxwell
University of Washington, University of Arizona - Department of Finance and SMU - Cox School
Downloads 985 (14,060)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Cash Holdings, Refinancing Risk, Debt Maturity

9.

Monitoring: Which Institutions Matter?

Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Sep 2006
Kai Li, Jarrad Harford and Xia Chen
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, University of Washington and Singapore Management University
Downloads 850 (17,821)
Citation 160

Abstract:

corporate governance, institutional investors, mergers & acquisitions, monitoring, trading

10.

Efficient and Distortional Components to Industry Merger Waves

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Jun 2003
Jarrad Harford
University of Washington
Downloads 844 (19,660)
Citation 12

Abstract:

Mergers and Acquisitions, Merger Waves, Agency, Hubris, Herding

11.

Do Analysts Matter for Governance? Evidence from Natural Experiments

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 16 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2015
Tao Chen, Jarrad Harford and Chen Lin
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Division of Banking & Finance, University of Washington and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics
Downloads 816 (15,669)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Financial analyst, Monitoring, Natural experiment, Analyst coverage, Value of cash holding, CEO excess compensation, Acquisition, Earnings management

Financial Flexibility and Corporate Cash Policy

Finance Down Under 2014 Building on the Best from the Cellars of Finance
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2013
Tao Chen, Jarrad Harford and Chen Lin
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Division of Banking & Finance, University of Washington and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics
Downloads 745 (25,481)

Abstract:

Cash policy, Debt capacity, Collateral, Real estate value, Cash holding, Marginal value of cash, Cash flow sensitivity of cash

Financial Flexibility and Corporate Cash Policy

HKIMR Working Paper No. 05/2017
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 22 Mar 2017
Tao Chen, Jarrad Harford and Chen Lin
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Division of Banking & Finance, University of Washington and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics
Downloads 62 (299,193)

Abstract:

Financial Flexibility, Collateral Value, Cash Policy, Real Estate Prices

13.

Do Private Equity Sponsor Returns Result from Wealth Transfers and Short-Termism? Evidence from a Comprehensive Sample of Large Buyouts and Exit Outcomes

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2013
Jarrad Harford and Adam C. Kolasinski
University of Washington and Texas A&M, Mays School of Business
Downloads 723 (23,172)

Abstract:

private equity, leveraged buyouts, disclosure policy, investment policy

14.

Financial Flexibility, Risk Management, and Payout Choice

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2013
University of Arizona, University of Kentucky and University of Washington
Downloads 687 (24,114)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Payout policy, risk management, financial flexibility, hedging, repurchases, dividends

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Determinants of Corporate Cash Policy: Insights from Private Firms

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2013
Huasheng Gao, Jarrad Harford and Kai Li
Nanyang Technological University, University of Washington and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
Downloads 679 (23,037)
Citation 4

Abstract:

cash holdings, financing frictions, agency conflicts, private firms, excess cash, speed of adjustment

Managerial Opportunism? Evidence from Directors' and Officers' Insurance Purchases

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Sep 2000
John Chalmers, Larry Dann and Jarrad Harford
University of Oregon, University of Oregon - Department of Finance and University of Washington
Downloads 632 (32,004)
Citation 18

Abstract:

Managerial Opportunism? Evidence from Directors' and Officers' Insurance Purchases

The Journal of Finance, Vol. 57, pp. 609-636, 2002
Posted: 19 Nov 2002
John Chalmers, Larry Dann and Jarrad Harford
University of Oregon, University of Oregon - Department of Finance and University of Washington

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Takeover Bids and Target Directors' Incentives: Retention, Experience and Settling-Up

Presented at Tuck-JFE Contemporary Corporate Governance Conference
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Jul 2000
Jarrad Harford
University of Washington
Downloads 602 (32,377)
Citation 18

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Precautionary Savings with Risky Assets: When Cash Is Not Cash

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 03 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 28 May 2016
University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics, University of Washington and University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business
Downloads 506 (16,685)

Abstract:

Cash, Precautionary Savings, Investment Securities, Risk, Liquidity, SFAS 157, Fair Value, Taxes

19.

Corporate Boards and the Leverage and Debt Maturity Choices

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Mar 2006
Jarrad Harford, Kai Li and Xinlei Shelly Zhao
University of Washington, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business and Government of the United States of America - Office of the Currency Comptroller - Risk Analysis Division
Downloads 499 (40,067)
Citation 9

Abstract:

leverage, debt maturity, board effectiveness, incentive alignment, director power, governance

Conflicts of Interests Among Shareholders: The Case of Corporate Acquisitions

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4653-07, Rock Center for Corporate Governance Working Paper No. 35
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 01 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2009
Kai Li, Jarrad Harford and Dirk Jenter
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, University of Washington and London School of Economics
Downloads 458 (48,776)
Citation 6

Abstract:

cross-holdings, shareholder heterogeneity, target selection, mergers and acquisitions, toeholds, synergies, agency

Conflicts of Interests Among Shareholders: The Case of Corporate Acquisitions

NBER Working Paper No. w13274
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Jul 2007
Jarrad Harford, Kai Li and Dirk Jenter
University of Washington, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business and London School of Economics
Downloads 40 (360,001)
Citation 6

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Decoupling CEO Wealth and Firm Performance: The Case of Acquiring CEOs

Sauder School of Business Working Paper
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Mar 2005
Kai Li and Jarrad Harford
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business and University of Washington
Downloads 432 (49,717)
Citation 61

Abstract:

acquisitions, capital expenditures, corporate governance, equity incentives, pay-performance sensitivity

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Information Asymmetry, Information Dissemination and the Effect of Regulation FD on the Cost of Capital

Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 29 Mar 2007
Jefferson Duarte, Xi Han, Jarrad Harford and Lance A. Young
Rice University, University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics, University of Washington and University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics
Downloads 359 (64,496)
Citation 18

Abstract:

Regulation FD, Cost of Capital, Information Asymmetry

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CEO Pay Cuts and Forced Turnover: Their Causes and Consequences

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2012
Huasheng Gao, Jarrad Harford and Kai Li
Nanyang Technological University, University of Washington and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
Downloads 343 (66,399)
Citation 1

Abstract:

CEO turnover, corporate governance, executive compensation, pay cuts, pay-for-performance sensitivity

24.

Financial Buyers vs. Strategic Buyers

AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2013
London Business School - Department of Finance, Harvard Business School - Entrepreneurial Management Unit and University of Washington
Downloads 342 (59,646)
Citation 1

Abstract:

private equity, buyout, acquisitions, moral hazard, governance, misvaluation

25.

Determinants of Corporate Cash Policy: A Comparison of Public and Private Firms

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2012
Huasheng Gao, Jarrad Harford and Kai Li
Nanyang Technological University, University of Washington and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
Downloads 319 (63,462)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Cash Holdings, Cash-to-Cash Flow Sensitivity, Agency Conflicts, Financing Frictions, Private Firms

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Foreign Cash: Taxes, Internal Capital Markets, and Agency Problems

The Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 04 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2016
Jarrad Harford, Cong Wang and Kuo Zhang
University of Washington, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Department of Finance, School of Economics & WISE, Xiamen University
Downloads 288 (26,670)

Abstract:

Cash trapped overseas, Value of foreign cash, Repatriation cost, Domestic investment-cash flow sensitivity

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Do Concentrated Trading Equilibria Exist? The Migration of Informed Trading Following Index Addition

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Nov 1998
Jarrad Harford and Aditya Kaul
University of Washington and University of Alberta - Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis
Downloads 281 (87,054)
Citation 4

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Trade Relationships, Indirect Economic Links, and Mergers

26th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2013
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 18 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 17 May 2017
University of Washington, Brigham Young University - Department of Finance and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Banking and Finance
Downloads 240 (81,428)

Abstract:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Product Market, Horizontal, Vertical, Supply Chain, Rivals

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Correlated Order Flow: Pervasiveness, Sources, and Pricing Effects

EFMA 2003 Helsinki Meetings
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Jun 2003
Jarrad Harford and Aditya Kaul
University of Washington and University of Alberta - Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis
Downloads 226 (103,404)
Citation 15

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Motivated Monitors: The Importance of Institutional Investors’ Portfolio Weights

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), 2015, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2015
Eliezer M. Fich, Jarrad Harford and Anh L. Tran
Drexel University - Department of Finance, University of Washington and Cass Business School, City University London
Downloads 225 (55,669)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Monitoring, Institutional investors, Mergers and acquisitions, Takeover premiums

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Does the Director Labor Market Offer Ex Post Settling-Up for CEOs? The Case of Acquisitions

AFA 2013 San Diego Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2012
Jarrad Harford and Robert J. Schonlau
University of Washington and Brigham Young University - Department of Finance
Downloads 194 (110,868)
Citation 1

Abstract:

boards, directors, mergers and acquisitions, CEOs, director labor market, ex post settling-up, career concerns

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Operating Leverage, Profitability and Capital Structure

CICF 2013 Shanghai, China, European Financial Association 2013 Annual meeting, Cambridge, UK
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 31 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2016
Zhiyao Chen, Jarrad Harford and Avraham Kamara
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Department of Finance, University of Washington and University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business
Downloads 186 (47,026)
Citation 1

Abstract:

operating leverage, capital structure, financial leverage, trade-off theory,profitability, default risk

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CEO Turnover-Performance Sensitivities in Private Firms

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 11 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2015
Huasheng Gao, Jarrad Harford and Kai Li
Nanyang Technological University, University of Washington and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
Downloads 175 (58,747)

Abstract:

agency problems; CEO turnover; CEO turnover-performance sensitivity; investor horizon; investor myopia; private firms

34.

The Real Effects of Uncertainty on Merger Activity

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 22 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2016
Vineet Bhagwat, Robert A. Dam and Jarrad Harford
University of Oregon, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and University of Washington
Downloads 107 (68,193)

Abstract:

uncertainty, investment, merger, acquisition, VIX

35.

Corporate Financial Policies in Overvalued Debt Markets

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 13 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2015
University of Washington, London Business School - Department of Finance and Harvard Business School - Entrepreneurial Management Unit
Downloads 96 (168,597)

Abstract:

Debt Misvaluation, Capital Structure, Cash Holdings, Credit Ratings, Debt Issuance, Financial Constraints, Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Moody's, Moral Hazard

36.

How Does an LBO Impact the Target's Industry?

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 31 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2016
Jarrad Harford, Jared R. Stanfield and Feng Zhang
University of Washington, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Banking and Finance and University of Utah - Department of Finance
Downloads 83 (103,404)

Abstract:

leverage buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, industry peers

37.

Commitment versus Financial Flexibility in Payout Decisions

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Alice A. Bonaime, Jarrad Harford and David Moore
University of Arizona, University of Washington and University of Kentucky
Downloads 61 (95,425)

Abstract:

Share repurchase; share buyback; Rule 10b5-1; preset trading plan; accelerated share repurchase; payout policy; financial crisis; repurchase plan completion rates; announcement returns; financial flexibility; blackout windows

38.

Ex-post Bargaining, Corporate Cash Holdings, and Executive Compensation

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2016
Florida State University - College of Business, University of Washington, Florida State University - College of Business and University of New Hampshire
Downloads 43 (126,756)

Abstract:

corporate cash holdings, executive compensation

39.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Australia's Statutory-Backed Continuous Disclosure Policy on ‘Innovative’ Investment Disclosures

CIFR Paper No. 51/2015
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Jan 2015
Jarrad Harford and Ronan Powell
University of Washington and University College Dublin (UCD) - Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
Downloads 40 (290,494)

Abstract:

Continuous disclosure; Regulation change; Innovation; R&D; IT; Abnormal returns

40.

Financial vs. Strategic Buyers

NBER Working Paper No. w19378
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Aug 2013
London Business School - Department of Finance, Harvard Business School - Entrepreneurial Management Unit and University of Washington
Downloads 13 (427,543)
Citation 2

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International Trade and Propagation of Merger Waves

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 Apr 2017
M. Farooq Ahmad, Eric de Bodt and Jarrad Harford
IÉSEG School of Management, Université de Lille and University of Washington
Downloads 0 (417,405)

Abstract:

International Trade Merger Waves

42.

Analyst Effort Allocation and Firms’ Information Environment

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Apr 2017
Jarrad Harford, Feng Jiang, Rong Wang and Fei Xie
University of Washington, University at Buffalo - School of Management, Singapore Management University and University of Delaware
Downloads 0 (283,481)

Abstract:

Sell-side analysts; Effort allocation; Limited attention; Career concerns; Earnings forecast; Stock recommendation; Firm information environment; Labor market outcomes

43.

Better Kept in the Dark? Portfolio Disclosure and Agency Problems in Mutual Funds

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 05 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2017
Teodor Dyakov, Jarrad Harford and Buhui Qiu
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Washington and University of Sydney Business School
Downloads 0 (346,372)

Abstract:

Portfolio Disclosure, Agency Problems, Mutual Funds

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Are Target Shareholders Systematically Exploited in Management Buyouts and Freezeouts?

FIRN Research Paper No. 2789893
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 05 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2017
Jarrad Harford, Jared R. Stanfield and Feng Zhang
University of Washington, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Banking and Finance and University of Utah - Department of Finance
Downloads 0 (218,440)

Abstract:

management buyouts, freezeout acquisitions, market timing, conflicts of interest

45.

The Effect of Takeover Protection on the Value of Cash: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2016
Eliezer M. Fich, Jarrad Harford and Adam S. Yore
Drexel University - Department of Finance, University of Washington and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 0 (117,032)

Abstract:

Cash value; Business combination laws; Takeover defenses; Natural experiments

46.

What Drives Merger Waves?

Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 11 Nov 2004
Jarrad Harford
University of Washington

Abstract:

Mergers and acquisitions, takeover, merger waves, behavioral, capital liquidity

47.

The Cash-Flow Permanence and Information Content of Dividend Increases Versus Repurchases

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 57, Iss. 3, September 1, 2000
Posted: 10 Apr 2001
Wayne R. Guay and Jarrad Harford
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department and University of Washington

Abstract:

Payout policy; Stock repurchase; Buy-back; Payout choice; Dividend signaling