Lauren Cohen

Harvard Business School

L.E. Simmons Chaired Professor of Business Administration

Rock Center 321

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

United States

http://www.people.hbs.edu/lcohen

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Lazy Prices

2019 Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 14 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2019
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and DePaul University
Downloads 5,860 (1,112)
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Information, predictable returns, annual reports, inattention, lazy investors

Lazy Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w25084
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 24 Sep 2018
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and DePaul University
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Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 15-002
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Lauren Cohen, Umit Gurun and Scott Duke Kominers
Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Dallas and Harvard University
Downloads 2,429 (5,030)
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Patent trolls, NPEs, PAEs, Innovation, Patents

Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w20322
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 11 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2015
Lauren Cohen, Umit Gurun and Scott Duke Kominers
Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Dallas and Harvard University
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Citation 6

Do Powerful Politicians Cause Corporate Downsizing?

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 30 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School
Downloads 941 (23,037)
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government spending, seniority, corporate behavior, investment, earmarks

Do Powerful Politicians Cause Corporate Downsizing?

NBER Working Paper No. w15839
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2010
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School
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Complicated Firms

AFA 2011 Denver Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2016
Lauren Cohen and Dong Lou
Harvard Business School and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Downloads 977 (22,220)
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Complicated trades, return predictability, stand alone, conglomerate, market frictions

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Citation 16

Sell Side School Ties

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 08-074
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2016
Harvard Business School, AQR Capital Management, LLC and Harvard Business School
Downloads 745 (32,071)
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Social networks, connections, analysts, directors

Sell Side School Ties

NBER Working Paper No. w13973
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 May 2008 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2010
AQR Capital Management, LLC, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
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Supply and Demand Shifts in the Shorting Market

EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
Harvard Business School, Independent and Harvard Business School
Downloads 740 (32,864)
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Short selling, stock lending, short sale constraints

IQ from IP: Simplifying Search in Portfolio Choice

8th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference 2017
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2019
University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance, Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Dallas, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Harvard Business School
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Tracked trades, Return predictability, Institutional trading, Insider trading

IQ from Ip: Simplifying Search in Portfolio Choice

NBER Working Paper No. w24801
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2018
University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance, Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Dallas, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Harvard Business School
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Playing Favorites: How Firms Prevent the Revelation of Bad News

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 13 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2019
Lauren Cohen, Dong Lou and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Harvard Business School
Downloads 557 (47,432)

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information, strategic release, firms, asset pricing, conference calls

Playing Favorites: How Firms Prevent the Revelation of Bad News

NBER Working Paper No. w19429
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 14 Sep 2013
Lauren Cohen, Dong Lou and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Harvard Business School
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Playing Favorites: How Firms Prevent the Revelation of Bad News

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12302
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Sep 2017
Lauren Cohen, Dong Lou and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Harvard Business School
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Cloaked Trading

Journal of Investment Consulting, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2017
Lauren Cohen, Dong Lou and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Harvard Business School
Downloads 355 (82,398)

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Strategic Trading, Information, Asset Management, Investment

Cloaked Trading

Journal of Investment Consulting, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 69-80, 2016
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Feb 2017
Lauren Cohen, Dong Lou and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Harvard Business School
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Economic Links and Predictable Returns

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Apr 2016
Lauren Cohen and Andrea Frazzini
Harvard Business School and AQR Capital Management, LLC
Downloads 613 (42,339)
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Misvaluing Innovation

AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2016
Harvard Business School, Independent and Harvard Business School
Downloads 380 (76,696)
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Innovation, track records, return predictability, patents, asset pricing

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The Small World of Investing: Board Connections and Mutual Fund Returns

NBER Working Paper No. w13121
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2007
AQR Capital Management, LLC, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 374 (78,117)
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Decoding Inside Information

NBER Working Paper No. w16454
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and AQR Capital Management, LLC
Downloads 336 (88,430)
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Industry Window Dressing

Number of pages: 78 Posted: 06 Apr 2016
Huaizhi Chen, Lauren Cohen and Dong Lou
University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance, Harvard Business School and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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Industry window dressing, opportunistic management, discontinuity, favorable industries

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Empirical Evidence on the Behavior and Impact of Patent Trolls: A Survey

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Dec 2015
Lauren Cohen, Umit Gurun and Scott Duke Kominers
Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Dallas and Harvard University
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Patent trolls, NPEs, PAEs, Innovation, Patents

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Mini West Virginias: Corporations as Government Dependents

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Apr 2016
Lauren Cohen and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 262 (115,696)
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Government Spending, Customers, Investment, R&D

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Buying the Verdict

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 29 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2018
Lauren Cohen and Umit Gurun
Harvard Business School and University of Texas at Dallas
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Litigation, Advertising, Verdict, Jury Influence, Corporate Response

Buying the Verdict

NBER Working Paper No. w24542
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 23 Apr 2018
Lauren Cohen and Umit Gurun
Harvard Business School and University of Texas at Dallas
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Who Chooses Board Members?

Advances in Financial Economics, Forthcoming, FIRN Research Paper
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
Ali C. Akyol and Lauren Cohen
University of Melbourne - Department of Finance and Harvard Business School
Downloads 242 (125,505)

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corporate directors, executive search firms, governance, SEC regulation

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Economic Links and Predictable Returns Appendix

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Apr 2016
Lauren Cohen and Andrea Frazzini
Harvard Business School and AQR Capital Management, LLC
Downloads 217 (139,727)
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Economic links, customers, suppliers, inattention

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Resident Networks and Corporate Connections: Evidence from World War II Internment Camps

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 21 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2016
Lauren Cohen, Umit Gurun and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Dallas and Harvard Business School
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Information networks, trade links, firm behavior

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The Impact of Forced Migration on Modern Cities: Evidence from 1930s Crop Failures

Number of pages: 95 Posted: 25 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2016
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and DePaul University
Downloads 166 (178,343)
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Migration, Unions, Dust Bowl, Urban Development

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Hiring Cheerleaders: Board Appointments of "Independent" Directors

NBER Working Paper No. w14232
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2010
Harvard Business School, AQR Capital Management, LLC and Harvard Business School
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Shielded Innovation

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Apr 2016
Lauren Cohen, Umit Gurun and Scott Duke Kominers
Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Dallas and Harvard University
Downloads 152 (192,208)
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Patent Trolls, NPEs, PAEs, Innovation, Patents

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Legislating Stock Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w18291
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Aug 2012
Harvard Business School, Independent and Harvard Business School
Downloads 151 (193,271)
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Revisiting Fundamental Indexation: A Deep Dive into Revenue

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Mar 2019
Harvard Business School, OppenheimerFunds, Harvard Business School and OppenheimerFunds
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Fundamental Indexation, Revenue, Smart Beta

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Friends in High Places

NBER Working Paper No. w16437
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Oct 2010
Lauren Cohen and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 132 (215,503)
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Sell Side School Ties: Internet Appendix

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Apr 2016
Harvard Business School, AQR Capital Management, LLC and Harvard Business School
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Social networks, connections, analysts, directors

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Management Science Online Appendix Tables: Hiring Cheerleaders: Board Appointments of 'Independent' Directors

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Apr 2016
Harvard Business School, AQR Capital Management, LLC and Harvard Business School
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Independent directors, appointments, analysts, board members

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Saving Face: A Solution to the Hidden Crisis for Life Insurance Policyholders

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Aug 2018
University of St. Gallen - I.VW-HSG, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and University of St. Gallen - I.VW-HSG
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'Troll' Check? A Proposal for Administrative Review of Patent Litigation

97 Boston University Law Review 1775 (2017), U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper E576
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2017
Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, University of Texas at Dallas and Harvard University
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Patents, Patent Trolls, Patent Litigation Review Board, Opportunistic Patent Litigation

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Attracting Flows by Attracting Big Clients

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2016
Lauren Cohen and Breno Schmidt
Harvard Business School and Emory University - Goizueta Business School
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Portfolio Choice, Mutual Funds, Overweight, Fund Flows

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'Troll' Check? A Proposal for Administrative Review of Patent Litigation - Online Appendix

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Sep 2017
Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, University of Texas at Dallas and Harvard University
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Patents, Patent Trolls, Patent Litigation Review Board, Opportunistic Patent Litigation

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Resident Networks and Firm Trade

NBER Working Paper No. w18312
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Aug 2012
Lauren Cohen, Umit Gurun and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Dallas and Harvard Business School
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Internet Appendix for Attracting Flows by Attracting Big Clients

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Apr 2016
Lauren Cohen and Breno Schmidt
Harvard Business School and Emory University - Goizueta Business School
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Mutual Funds, Conflicts of Interest, Portfolio Choice, Retirement Savings

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Internal Deadlines, Drug Approvals, and Safety Problems

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 30 Jul 2019
Lauren Cohen, Umit Gurun and Danielle Li
Harvard Business School, University of Texas at Dallas and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Deadline, Adverse effect, FDA, Drug approval

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Shorting Demand and Predictability of Returns

Journal of Investment Management; 2009 1st Quarter, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p36-52
Posted: 28 May 2016
Lauren Cohen and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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Stocks, Marketing, Returns on Sales, Loans, Demand (Economic Theory), Economic Forecasting, Loan Servicing -- Costs, Securities, Supply & Demand

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Introduction to Short Selling

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-079
Posted: 08 May 2012
Lauren Cohen and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA)'s Entry into the Retirement Market

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-068
Posted: 08 May 2012
Lauren Cohen and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA), Inc.: Finding the Hidden Meaning in Corporate Disclosures

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-031
Posted: 02 Mar 2012
Lauren Cohen and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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AQR's Momentum Funds (B)

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 211-075
Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Brandeis International Business School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit

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AQR's Momentum Funds

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 211-025
Posted: 10 Feb 2012
Brandeis International Business School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School

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AQR's Delta Strategy (A)

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-038
Posted: 05 Feb 2012
Brandeis International Business School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard Business School

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Quadriserv and the Short Selling Market

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-021
Posted: 02 Feb 2012
Lauren Cohen and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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Miracle Life Inc.

HBS Case No. 210-039, Harvard Business School Finance Unit
Posted: 01 May 2010
Lauren Cohen and Christopher J. Malloy
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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Loyalty-Based Portfolio Choice

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 1213-1245, 2009
Posted: 17 Mar 2009
Lauren Cohen
Harvard Business School

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