Irina Stefanescu

Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.

Economist

20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20551

United States

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It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 19 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2015
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
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401(k), pension plans, trustee, favoritism, mutual funds

It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 01/2013-002 - revised version August 2015
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 31 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2015
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
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401(k), pension plans, trustee, favoritism, mutual funds

It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans

FEDS Working Paper No. 2014-96
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2015
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
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401(k) pension plans, mutual funds, favoritism

It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(K) Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w18764
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
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Expanding the Limits of Merger Arbitrage

University of North Carolina Working Paper
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Jun 2003
Eliezer M. Fich and Irina Stefanescu
Drexel University - Department of Finance and Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
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Risk arbitrage, S&P 500 Index, Price Pressure Hypothesis

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How Do Pensions Affect Corporate Capital Structure Decisions?

The Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2012
Anil Shivdasani and Irina Stefanescu
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
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Pension Plans, Debt, Capital Structure, Marginal Tax Rates

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Cost Shifting and the Freezing of Corporate Pension Plans

FEDS Working Paper No. 2013-82
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Nov 2013
Joshua D. Rauh, Irina Stefanescu and Stephen P. Zeldes
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C. and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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defined benefit plans, pension freezes, pension cost, labor cost, firm value, benefit accruals

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Financial Misrepresentation and its Impact on Rivals

Forthcoming, Financial Management
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 12 May 2014
Eitan Goldman, Irina Stefanescu and Urs Peyer
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance, Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C. and INSEAD - Finance
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Fraud, iearnings manipulation, industry competition

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Why are Firms in the United States Abandoning Defined Benefit Plans?

Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2011
Joshua D. Rauh and Irina Stefanescu
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
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Benefit Accruals, Cost Savings, Defined Benefit Plan, Pension Conversion, Pension Freeze

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Cost Saving and the Freezing of Corporate Pension Plans

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 16-4, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 16-4
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 22 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2019
Joshua D. Rauh, Irina Stefanescu and Stephen P. Zeldes
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C. and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Pensions, Pension freezes, Pension cost, Retirement, Labor compensation, Firm value

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Pay Me Now (and Later): Pension Benefit Manipulation before Plan Freezes and Executive Retirement

Best Paper Award - Melbourne Business School, 2016 Financial Institutions, Regulation & Corporate Governance (FIRCG) Conference, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, Netspar Discussion Paper No. 12/2014-096 - revised version October 2016, Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 16-24
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2016
Irina Stefanescu, Yupeng Wang, Kangzhen Xie and Jun Yang
Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance
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Corporate governance; Executive annual bonuses; Defined benefit pension plans; Pension freezes; Executive retirement

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The 'Real' Value of Conflicted Analyst Coverage

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 18 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
Stacey E. Jacobsen, Irina Stefanescu and Xiaoyun Yu
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Finance Department, Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C. and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance
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Conflicts of interest, sell-side research, Global Research Settlement, analyst coverage incentives, loss of analyst coverage, information asymmetry.

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Out of Sight No More? The Effect of Fee Disclosures on 401(k) Investment Allocations

Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 19-6
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2019
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
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Defined Contribution, Expense Ratio, Performance, Mutual Fund, Flows, Participants, 401(k), Regulation, Disclosure

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Pay Me Now (and Later): Bonus Boosts Before Pension Freezes and Executive Departures

Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 15-5
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2015
Irina Stefanescu, Kangzhen Xie and Jun Yang
Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C., Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance
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Defined benefit pension plans; SERP; Pension freeze; Executive bonuses