Alma Cohen

Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics

Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978

Israel

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

24

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Scholarly Papers (24)

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Citation 460

What Matters in Corporate Governance?

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 783-827, February 2009, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 491 (2004)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
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Citation 460

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Corporate governance, agency costs, boards, directors, takeovers, tender offers, mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights, defensive tactics, entrenchment, anti-takeover provisions, staggered boards, corporate charters, corporate bylaws, golden parachutes, poison pills

What Matters in Corporate Governance?

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 783-827, 2009
Posted: 25 Jan 2009
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School

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G30, G34, K22

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The Wages of Failure: Executive Compensation at Bear Stearns and Lehman 2000-2008

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 27, 2010, pp. 257-282, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 657, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 287
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2010
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
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Citation 34

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Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, the financial crisis, banks, executive compensation, risk-taking, compensation structures, bonus compensation, stock options, restricted shares, moral hazard

Learning and the Disappearing Association Between Governance and Returns

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 108, No. 2, pp. 323-348, May 2013, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 667
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Citation 25

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Corporate governance, governance indices, GIM, G-Index, E-Index, shareholder rights, entrenchment, market efficiency, learning, earning announcements, analyst forecasts, IRRC provisions, behavioral finance, asset pricing

Learning and the Disappearing Association between Governance and Returns

NBER Working Paper No. w15912
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Apr 2010
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Citation 25

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Citation 156

The Costs of Entrenched Boards

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 78, pp. 409-433, 2005, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 478
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 2,412 (3,786)
Citation 156

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Corporate governance, Tobin's Q, firm value, agency costs, boards, directors, takeovers, tender offers, mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights, defensive tactics, antitakeover provisions, staggered boards, poison pills

The Costs of Entrenched Boards

NBER Working Paper No. w10587
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Jul 2004
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Citation 156

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Citation 77

Firms' Decisions Where to Incorporate

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 46, pp. 383-425, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 351, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 003
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Apr 2003 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Citation 77

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Delaware, incorporation, corporate governance, regulatory competition, managers, shareholders, takeovers, antitakeover statutes, antitakeover defenses, home bias

Firms' Decisions Where to Incorporate

NBER Working Paper No. w9107
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 Aug 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Citation 77

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Golden Parachutes and the Wealth of Shareholders

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 25, April 2014, pp. 140-154, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 683
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Citation 3

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Golden Parachute, Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance, Acquisitions, Takeovers, Acquisition Likelihood, Acquisition Premiums, Agency Costs, Tobin’s Q, Dodd-Frank

Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 697
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Citation 5

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Corporate governance, staggered boards, takeover defenses, antitakeover provisions, proxy fights, Tobin's Q, firm value, agency costs, Delaware, chancery court, Airgas

Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w17127
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Jun 2011
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Citation 5

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Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?

California Law Review, Vol. 90, pp. 1775-1821, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 352
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
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Citation 43

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Delaware, incorporations, corporate charters, regulatory competition, corporate governance, managers, shareholders, takeovers, antitakeover statutes

Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?

NBER Working Paper No. w9380
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Dec 2002
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
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Citation 43

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The Effects of Mandatory Seat Belt Laws on Driving Behavior and Traffic Fatalities

Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 85, pp. 828-843, 2003
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Dec 2001
Alma Cohen and Liran Einav
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Asymmetric Information and Learning: Evidence from the Automobile Insurance Market

The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 87, pp. 197-207, 2005
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Apr 2003
Alma Cohen
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 987 (14,708)
Citation 31

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Asymmetric information, adverse selection, screening, sorting, moral hazard, insurance, deductible, learning, information transmission, repeat customers

The Effect of Automobile Insurance and Accident Liability Laws on Traffic Fatalities

The Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 47, pp. 357-393, 2004
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Sep 2004
Alma Cohen and Rajeev H. Dehejia
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
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Citation 17

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No-fault laws, compulsory insurance, moral hazard

The Effect of Automobile Insurance and Accident Liability Laws in Traffic Fatalities

NBER Working Paper No. w9602
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Apr 2003
Alma Cohen and Rajeev H. Dehejia
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
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Citation 17

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How Do Staggered Boards Affect Shareholder Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 13-068
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2013
Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
Downloads 576 (25,112)
Citation 1

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Corporate governance, Staggered board, Takeover defense, Antitakeover provision, Proxy fight, Tobin's, Firm value, Agency cost, Delaware, Chancery court, Airgas

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The 8-K Trading Gap

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 524
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2016
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Columbia Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 493 (19,109)

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Insider Trading, Securities Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance

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Citation 20

Testing for Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets

Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2010, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 651
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2010
Alma Cohen and Peter Siegelman
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and University of Connecticut - School of Law
Downloads 366 (63,455)
Citation 20

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Insurance, adverse selection, moral hazard, accidents, claims, annuities, automobile insurance, health insurance, life insurance, risk-aversion, risk, coverage

Testing for Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w15586
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Dec 2009
Alma Cohen and Peter Siegelman
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and University of Connecticut - School of Law
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Citation 20

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Testing for Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 77, Issue 1, pp. 39-84, March 2010
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Feb 2010
Alma Cohen and Peter Siegelman
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and University of Connecticut - School of Law
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Citation 20
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Citation 59

Estimating Risk Preferences from Deductible Choice

American Economic Review, Vol. 97, pp. 745-788, 2007, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 582
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 05 Apr 2007
Alma Cohen and Liran Einav
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
Downloads 326 (72,775)
Citation 59

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risk aversion, adverse selection, structural estimation, mixture models

Estimating Risk Preferences from Deductible Choice

NBER Working Paper No. w11461
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Aug 2005
Alma Cohen and Liran Einav
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
Downloads 43 (346,480)
Citation 59

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Asymmetric Learning in Repeated Contracting: An Empirical Study

Review of Economics and Statistics, 2012, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 606
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2012
Alma Cohen
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 342 (68,832)
Citation 7

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Repeat customers, asymmetric information, asymmetric learning, adverse selection, insurance, market power

Asymmetric Learning in Repeated Contracting: An Empirical Study

NBER Working Paper No. w13752
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Jan 2008
Alma Cohen
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Citation 7

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Citation 2

The Disadvantages of Aggregate Deductibles

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 367
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Oct 2001
Alma Cohen
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 261 (93,248)
Citation 2

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insurance, deductible, moral hazard, verification

Disadvantages of Aggregate Deductibles

BE Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 367
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Jul 2007
Alma Cohen
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Citation 2

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insurance, deductible, moral hazard, verification

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Citation 6

Do Financial Incentives Affect Fertility?

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 605
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2010
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Government of the State of Israel - Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
Downloads 223 (109,849)
Citation 6

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fertility, child subsidies, child allowances

Do Financial Incentives Affect Fertility?

NBER Working Paper No. w13700
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Dec 2007
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Government of the State of Israel - Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
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Financial Incentives and Fertility

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2009
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Government of the State of Israel - Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
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Citation 2

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fertility, child subsidies, child allowances

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Affirmative Action and Stereotype Threat

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 805
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Feb 2015
Anat Bracha, Alma Cohen and Lynn Conell-Price
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Carnegie Mellon University
Downloads 56 (177,203)

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Affirmative action, stereotype threat, gender differences, GRE performance

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Judicial Decision Making: A Dynamic Reputation Approach

Forthcoming, Journal of Legal Studies, 2015, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 803
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2015
Alma Cohen, Alon Klement and Zvika Neeman
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Termination Risk and Agency Problems: Evidence from the NBA

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 819
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2015
Alma Cohen, Nadav Levy and Roy Sasson
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya and Tel Aviv University
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Firms' Decisions on Where to Incorporate

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3514
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Oct 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Citation 75
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Delaware, incorporation, corporate governance, regulatory competition, managers, shareholders, takeovers, antitakeover statutes, antitakeover defenses, home bias

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Staggered Boards and Shareholder Value: A Reply to Amihud and Stoyanov

Forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2017
Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Corporate governance, Staggered boards, Takeover defense, Antitakeover provision, Firm value, Agency costs, Delaware, Chancery court, Airgas