David T. Robinson

Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Professor

100 Fuqua Drive

Durham, NC 27708-0120

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

215 Morris St., Suite 300

Durham, NC 27701

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

35

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Scholarly Papers (35)

Valuation Waves and Merger Activity: The Empirical Evidence

14th Conf. on Financial Economics & Accounting (FEA); AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings; EFA 2003 Meetings Paper No. 904; 5th Annual Texas Finance Festival
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 15 Jan 2004
Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, S. Viswanathan and David T. Robinson
Harvard Business School - Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 2,379 (4,005)
Citation 231

Abstract:

Valuation Waves and Merger Activity: The Empirical Evidence

Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 18 Oct 2004
Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, S. Viswanathan and David T. Robinson
Harvard Business School - Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

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Cyclicality, Performance Measurement, and Cash Flow Liquidity in Private Equity

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No. 2010-021, Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2010-03-021
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2015
David T. Robinson and Berk A. Sensoy
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 2,329 (4,142)
Citation 16

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Liquidity, cash flows, business cycles, performance, private equity, venture capital

Cyclicality, Performance Measurement, and Cash Flow Liquidity in Private Equity

NBER Working Paper No. w17428
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
David T. Robinson and Berk A. Sensoy
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 25 (430,434)
Citation 16

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Do Private Equity Fund Managers Earn Their Fees? Compensation, Ownership, and Cash Flow Performance

The Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming , AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper, Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No. 2011-14, Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2011-03-014, UCD & CalPERS Sustainability & Finance Symposium 2013
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2013
David T. Robinson and Berk A. Sensoy
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 1,745 (5,486)
Citation 7

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Private Equity, Cash Flows, Performance, Fees, Carried Interest, Ownership

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Citation 28

The Capital Structure Decisions of New Firms

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Feb 2009
Alicia Robb and David T. Robinson
University of Colorado at Boulder and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 1,344 (10,550)
Citation 28

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entrepreneurial finance, pecking order, start ups

The Capital Structure Decisions of New Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w16272
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Alicia Robb and David T. Robinson
University of Colorado at Boulder and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 117 (198,644)
Citation 28

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Citation 28

Strategic Alliances and the Boundaries of the Firm

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Dec 2001
David T. Robinson
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 1,265 (11,637)
Citation 28

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Strategic Alliances and the Boundaries of the Firm

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 649-681, 2008
Posted: 26 Jun 2008
David T. Robinson
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

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G32, D21, D23

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Industry Concentration and Average Stock Returns

Dice Center Working Paper No. 2003-30
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Dec 2003
Kewei Hou and David T. Robinson
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 1,204 (10,980)
Citation 77

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What is the Price of Hubris? Using Takeover Battles to Infer Overpayments and Synergies

AFA 2001 New Orleans Meetings
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Sep 2000
Pekka Hietala, Steven N. Kaplan and David T. Robinson
INSEAD - Finance, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 1,047 (15,676)
Citation 47

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What is the Price of Hubris? Using Takeover Battles to Infer Overpayments and Synergies

NBER Working Paper No. w9264
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Oct 2002
Pekka Hietala, Steven N. Kaplan and David T. Robinson
INSEAD - Finance, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 48 (338,304)
Citation 47

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What is the Price of Hubris? Using Takeover Battles to Infer Overpayments and Synergies

Financial Management, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2003
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Jan 2005
Pekka Hietala, Steven N. Kaplan and David T. Robinson
INSEAD - Finance, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 21 (453,138)
Citation 47

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Network Effects in the Governance of Strategic Alliances in Biotechnology

EFA 0489
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 Mar 2000
David T. Robinson and Toby Stuart
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 1,040 (15,633)
Citation 25

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Financial Contracting in Biotech Strategic Alliances

Columbia University Working Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 02 Oct 2002
David T. Robinson and Toby Stuart
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 818 (22,359)
Citation 22

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Strategic Alliances, Venture Capital, Incomplete Contracts

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2013 State of Entrepreneurship Address: 'Financing Entrepreneurial Growth'

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Feb 2013
Madrona Venture Group, Bogan Associates, LLC, Private Investor, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Vermont Law School, WR Hambrecht + Co, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., NASD, University of Oxford - Said Business School, Independent, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit, University of San Diego School of Law, BATS Global Markets, Inc., AngelList, University of Florida - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, University of Colorado at Boulder, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Independent, SecondMarket, Babson College, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Astia
Downloads 612 (25,389)

Abstract:

state of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, state, national, policy, job creation, regulation, barriers, growth, finance, crowdfunding, bank debt, IPO, venture capital

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The Market for Mergers and the Boundaries of the Firm

AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings; EFA 2004 Maastricht Meetings Paper No. 5181
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 May 2004
Matthew Rhodes-Kropf and David T. Robinson
Harvard Business School - Entrepreneurial Management Unit and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 574 (36,123)
Citation 42

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Firm Boundaries, Mergers, Search

The Economic Psychology of Entrepreneurship and Family Business

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2009
Manju Puri and David T. Robinson
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 549 (39,300)
Citation 9

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The Economic Psychology of Entrepreneurship and Family Business

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 423-444, 2013
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Apr 2013
Manju Puri and David T. Robinson
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 1 (571,653)
Citation 9

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Citation 1

Firm Age, Investment Opportunities, and Job Creation

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming, Duke I&E Research Paper No. 16-5
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 07 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2016
Manuel Adelino, Song Ma and David T. Robinson
Duke University, Yale School of Management and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 510 (43,233)
Citation 1

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Firm Age, Investment Opportunities, and Job Creation

NBER Working Paper No. w19845
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Jan 2014
Manuel Adelino, Song Ma and David T. Robinson
Duke University, Yale School of Management and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 11 (511,108)
Citation 1

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Capital Structure, Product Market Dynamics, and the Boundaries of the Firm

AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 23 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 30 May 2014
Dirk Hackbarth, Richmond D. Mathews and David T. Robinson
Boston University Questrom School of Business, University of Maryland - Department of Finance and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 521 (39,741)
Citation 1

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capital structure, corporate investment, organizational design, real options

What Do Different Commercial Data Sets Tell Us About Private Equity Performance?

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 14 Dec 2015
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Finance Area, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 393 (59,776)

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Private Equity, Venture Capital

What Do Different Commercial Data Sets Tell Us About Private Equity Performance?

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 14 Dec 2015
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Finance Area, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 39 (368,692)

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Private Equity, Venture Capital

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The Capital Structure Decisions of New Firms: Second in a Series of Reports Using Data from the Kauffman Firm Survey

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2010
Alicia Robb and David T. Robinson
University of Colorado at Boulder and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 416 (50,765)

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capital structure, start-up, startup, funding, Kauffman Firm Survey, debt, sources

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Using Option Prices to Infer Overpayments and Synergies in M&A Transactions

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2012-02
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
Vanderbilt University - Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, University of Queensland and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 392 (53,330)
Citation 4

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takeover offers, option-implied values for bidder and target gains and news

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Downloads 349 ( 69,404)
Citation 81

Optimism and Economic Choice

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), 2007
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Sep 2007
Manju Puri and David T. Robinson
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 293 (84,135)
Citation 81

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Dispositional optimism, Psychology and economics, Household finance, Savings behavior, Self control

Optimism and Economic Choice

NBER Working Paper No. w11361
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2014
Manju Puri and David T. Robinson
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 56 (314,185)
Citation 81

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Market Structure, Internal Capital Markets, and the Boundaries of the Firm

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Aug 2006
Richmond D. Mathews and David T. Robinson
University of Maryland - Department of Finance and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 338 (69,882)
Citation 10

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Internal Capital Markets, Theory of the Firm, Product Market Competition

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Optimism without Illusion: The Impact of Experience on Expectations

Yale SOM Working Paper No. 1302924
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Nov 2008
Ron Kaniel, Cade Massey and David T. Robinson
University of Rochester - Simon Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 313 (75,634)
Citation 1

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Precautionary Savings, Retirement Planning and Misperceptions of Financial Literacy

Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 15-01, Duke I&E Research Paper No. 15-5
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2016
Anders Anderson, Forest Baker and David T. Robinson
Swedish House of Finance, LinkedIn Corporation and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 250 (100,059)

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Financial literacy, optimism, overconfidence

Precautionary Savings, Retirement Planning and Misperceptions of Financial Literacy

NBER Working Paper No. w21356
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Jul 2015
Anders Anderson, Forest Baker and David T. Robinson
Swedish House of Finance, LinkedIn Corporation and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 8 (527,380)

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Optimism and Economic Crisis

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2010
Ron Kaniel, Cade Massey and David T. Robinson
University of Rochester - Simon Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 151 (146,535)

Abstract:

optimism, crisis, trait

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Patterns of Financing: A Comparison Between White- and African-American Young Firms - Fourth in a Series of Reports Using Data from the Kauffman Firm Survey

Kauffman Foundation Firm Survey Research
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Aug 2009
Alicia Robb, Robert W. Fairlie and David T. Robinson
University of Colorado at Boulder, University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 116 (180,235)

Abstract:

kauffman firm survey, kfs, african-american, financial capital

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The Importance of Being an Optimist: Evidence from Labor Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w16328
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Sep 2010
Ron Kaniel, Cade Massey and David T. Robinson
University of Rochester - Simon Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 55 (297,018)
Citation 6

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Evidence from Blackjack Tables

NBER Working Paper No. w14955
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 May 2009
Bruce I. Carlin and David T. Robinson
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 51 (301,950)
Citation 2

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What Does Financial Literacy Training Teach Us?

NBER Working Paper No. w16271
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Bruce I. Carlin and David T. Robinson
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 42 (332,679)
Citation 6

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Do Private Equity Managers Earn Their Fees? Compensation, Ownership, and Cash Flow Performance

NBER Working Paper No. w17942
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 31 Mar 2012
David T. Robinson and Berk A. Sensoy
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 37 (344,880)
Citation 5

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Online Appendices to Capital Structure, Product Market Dynamics, and the Boundaries of the Firm

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 May 2014
Dirk Hackbarth, Richmond D. Mathews and David T. Robinson
Boston University Questrom School of Business, University of Maryland - Department of Finance and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 32 (368,292)

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When is Social Responsibility Socially Desirable?

NBER Working Paper No. w21364
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Jul 2015
Jean-Etienne de Bettignies and David T. Robinson
Queen's University - Smith School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 16 (454,203)
Citation 1

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What is the Business of Business?

Innovation Policy and the Economy, volume 18, edited by Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, Duke I&E Research Paper No. 2017-12
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Jun 2017
Andreas Nilsson and David T. Robinson
Independent and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 0 (217,011)

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What is the Business of Business?

NBER Working Paper No. w23505
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Jun 2017
Andreas Nilsson and David T. Robinson
Stockholm School of Economics and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 0 (509,756)

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Public Policy to Promote Entrepreneurship: A Call to Arms

Duke I&E Research Paper No. 16-9, HEC Paris Research Paper No. SPE-2016-1137
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2016
Schar School of Policy and Government, HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy, Indiana University - Institute for Development Strategies and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 0 (89,042)

Abstract:

entrepreneurship; public policy

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Network Effects in the Governance of Strategic Alliances

The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 242-273, 2007
Posted: 17 Jun 2008
David T. Robinson and Toby Stuart
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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Does Takeover Increase Stockholder Value

EFA 0488
Posted: 05 Nov 2000
Kewei Hou, Per Olsson and David T. Robinson
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Duke University and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

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Towards a Property Rights View of Government Ownership

AFA 2001 New Orleans
Posted: 16 May 2000
David T. Robinson and Kewei Hou
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance

Abstract:

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 309    Citations: 91
1.

Optimism and Economic Choice

AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Jun 2005
Manju Puri and David T. Robinson
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 0 (69,404)
Citation 81

Abstract:

Optimism