Sami Vähämaa

University of Vaasa

Professor of Accounting and Finance

P.O. Box 700

Vaasa, FI-65101

Finland

http://www.uva.fi/~sami

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1.

Did Good Corporate Governance Improve Bank Performance During the Financial Crisis?

Journal of Financial Services Research, Vol. 41, No. 1-2, pp. 19-35, 2012
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2012
Emilia Vähämaa and Sami Vähämaa
Hanken School of Economics and University of Vaasa
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Corporate Governance, Bank Performance, Financial Crisis

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Does Female Representation on Audit Committees Affect Audit Fees?

Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, Vol. 49, No. 3-4, pp. 113-139, 2010
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2012
Kim Ittonen, Johanna Miettinen and Sami Vähämaa
Hanken School of Economics - Department of Accounting, University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Vaasa
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gender diversity, audit fees, audit committees, corporate governance

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Are Female CEOs and Chairwomen More Conservative and Risk Averse? Evidence from the Banking Industry during the Financial Crisis

Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 131, No. 3, pp. 577-594, 2015, 25th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 28 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2015
Ajay A. Palvia, Emilia Vähämaa and Sami Vähämaa
Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Hanken School of Economics and University of Vaasa
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female CEOs, Chairwomen, bank risk-taking, bank failures, financial crisis

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U.S. Presidential Elections and Implied Volatility: The Role of Political Uncertainty

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 1108–1117, 2013
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2013
John W. Goodell and Sami Vähämaa
University of Akron - Department of Finance, College of Business Administration and University of Vaasa
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Presidential elections, political uncertainty, implied volatility, VIX

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Business Research in the Nordic Countries: An Analysis of Research Output Across Countries, Disciplines, and Institutions

Nordic Journal of Business, Vol. 64, No. 4, pp. 263-293, 2015
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2016
Jukka Sihvonen and Sami Vähämaa
Aalto University and University of Vaasa
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Business research, research output, journal publications, Nordic business schools, university rankings

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Age, Gender, and Risk-Taking: Evidence from the S&P 1500 Executives and Market-Based Measures of Firm Risk

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2019
Jarkko Peltomäki, Steve Swidler and Sami Vähämaa
Stockholm University - Stockholm Business School, Auburn University - College of Business and University of Vaasa
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Executives, CEOs, CFOs, age, gender, firm risk, risk-taking

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Evaluating Publications Across Business Disciplines: Inferring Interdisciplinary 'Exchange Rates' from Intradisciplinary Author Rankings

Journal of Business Research, Vol. 84, No. 1, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.11.024
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2017
Timo P. Korkeamaki, Jukka Sihvonen and Sami Vähämaa
Hanken School of Economics - Department of Finance and Statistics, Aalto University and University of Vaasa
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Business research, journal publications, author rankings

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Does the Decision to Issue Public Debt Affect Firm Valuation? Russian Evidence

Emerging Markets Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 136-151, 2014
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2017
Denis Davydov, Jussi Nikkinen and Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Vaasa
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debt financing, bonds, firm valuation, firm performance, emerging markets

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Do Former Auditors on the Audit Committee Constrain Earnings Management? Evidence from the Banking Industry

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2018
Kim Ittonen, Per Tronnes and Sami Vähämaa
Hanken School of Economics - Department of Accounting, University of New South Wales (UNSW) and University of Vaasa
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Audit committees, former auditors, ex-auditors, discretionary loan loss provisions, earnings management, banks

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Forward-Looking Monetary Policy Rules and Option-Implied Interest Rate Expectations

Journal of Futures Markets, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 346-373, 2014
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2015
Jukka Sihvonen and Sami Vähämaa
Aalto University and University of Vaasa
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interest rate expectations, implied probability distributions, forward-looking monetary policy rules, Taylor rules

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Option-Implied Asymmetries in Bond Market Expectations Around Monetary Policy Actions of the ECB

ECB Working Paper No. 315
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 May 2004
Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa
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market expectations, asymmetries, implied skewness, monetary policy

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Another Look at Value and Momentum: Volatility Spillovers

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2019
Klaus Grobys and Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa and University of Vaasa
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Asset pricing, value effect, momentum effect, volatility spillovers, volatility spillover index

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Cross-Dynamics of Volatility Term Structures Implied by Foreign Exchange Options

ECB Working Paper No. 530
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Oct 2005
Elizaveta Krylova, Jussi Nikkinen and Sami Vähämaa
European Central Bank (ECB), University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Vaasa
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implied volatility, volatility term structure, foreign exchange options

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The Fed’s Policy Decisions and Implied Volatility

Journal of Futures Markets, Vol. 31, No. 10, pp. 995-1010, 2011
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2011
Sami Vähämaa and Janne Jaakko Äijö
University of Vaasa and University of Vaasa, Department of Accounting and Finance
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monetary policy decisions, implied volatility, stock market uncertainty

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Corporate Governance and the Systemic Risk of Financial Institutions

Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 82, No. 1, pp. 42-61, 2015, 27th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2014 Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2015
Jamshed Iqbal, Sascha Strobl and Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa, School of Accounting and Finance, Clarmont Graduate University and University of Vaasa
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corporate governance; boards; systemic risk; bank risk-taking; financial crisis

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CEO Facial Masculinity and Bank Risk-Taking

Personality and Individual Differences, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2018
Shaker Ahmed, Jukka Sihvonen and Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa, Aalto University and University of Vaasa
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CEO Masculinity, Facial Width-to-Height Ratio, fWHR, Bank Risk-Taking

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Ethical Reputation of Financial Institutions: Do Board Characteristics Matter?

Journal of Business Ethics, 148 (3), 489-510.
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2018
University of Deusto - Deusto Business School, Universidad Pablo de Olavide - Department of Financial Economics & Accounting, Hanken School of Economics and University of Vaasa
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Ethical Reputation, Board of Directors, Board Characteristics, Board Monitoring, Corporate Governance, Financial Institutions

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Measuring Systemic Risk: A Comparison of Alternative Market-Based Approaches

Finance Research Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2017
, University of Edinburgh, Clarmont Graduate University and University of Vaasa
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systemic risk, marginal expected shortfall, codependence risk, delta conditional value at risk, lower tail dependence, bank risk-taking, financial crisis

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Debt Source Choices and Stock Market Performance of Russian Firms During the Financial Crisis

Emerging Markets Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 148-159, 2013
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2013
Denis Davydov and Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Vaasa
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Debt sources, Bank dependence

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Does Lesbian and Gay Friendliness Pay Off? A New Look at LGBT Policies and Firm Performance

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2019
Veda Fatmy, John Kihn, Jukka Sihvonen and Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa, University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance, Aalto University and University of Vaasa
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LGBT policies, firm performance, sexual minorities, employee policies

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Value versus Growth in IPOs: New Evidence from Finland

Research in International Business and Finance, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 17-31.
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 May 2013 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2014
Teemu Hahl, Sami Vähämaa and Janne Jaakko Äijö
SEB Group, University of Vaasa and University of Vaasa, Department of Accounting and Finance
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initial public offerings, underpricing, long-run performance, value, growth

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Managerial Risk-Taking Incentives and the Systemic Risk of Financial Institutions

Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Forthcoming, 30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2017
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2018
Jamshed Iqbal and Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa, School of Accounting and Finance and University of Vaasa
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executive compensation, delta, vega, risk-taking incentives, systemic risk, bank risk-taking, financial crisis

Bank Corporate Governance and Real Estate Lending During the Financial Crisis

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2014
Emilia Vähämaa, Stanley D. Smith and Sami Vähämaa
Hanken School of Economics, University of Central Florida and University of Vaasa
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corporate governance, lending, loan loss, lending performance

Bank Corporate Governance and Real Estate Lending during the Financial Crisis

Journal of Real Estate Research, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 313-343, 2013
Posted: 17 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2013
Emilia Vähämaa, Stanley D. Smith and Sami Vähämaa
Hanken School of Economics, University of Central Florida and University of Vaasa

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G01, G21, G30, R30

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Female Leadership and Bank Risk-Taking: Evidence from the Effects of Real Estate Shocks on Bank Lending Performance and Default Risk

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2019
Ajay A. Palvia, Emilia Vähämaa and Sami Vähämaa
Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Hanken School of Economics and University of Vaasa
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Female CEOs, Chairwomen, Lending Performance, Loan Losses, Default Risk, Bank Failures, Real Estate Shocks

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The Free Cash Flow Anomaly Revisited: Finnish Evidence

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 33, No. 7-8, pp. 961-978, September/October 2006
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Oct 2006
Sami Vähämaa and Annukka Jokipii
University of Vaasa and University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Terrorism and Stock Market Sentiment

Financial Review, Vol. 45, Issue 2, pp. 263-275, May 2010
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Apr 2010
Jussi Nikkinen and Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Vaasa
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Female Auditors and Accruals Quality

Accounting Horizons, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 205–228, 2013
Posted: 16 May 2012 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2013
Kim Ittonen, Emilia Vähämaa and Sami Vähämaa
Hanken School of Economics - Department of Accounting, Hanken School of Economics and University of Vaasa

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auditor gender, female auditors, gender differences, discretionary accruals, abnormal accruals, accruals quality, earnings management

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Cross-Dynamics of Exchange Rate Expectations: A Wavelet Analysis

International Journal of Finance & Economics, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 205-217, 2011
Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2011
University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Vaasa, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Vaasa

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exchange rate expectations, wavelet cross-correlations, currency options

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Central Bank Interventions and Implied Exchange Rate Correlations

Journal of Empirical Finance, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2009
Posted: 16 Jan 2011
Jussi Nikkinen and Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Vaasa

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implied correlation, interventions, exchange rates, currency options

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Production Functions and Productivity of Family Firms: Evidence from the S&P 500

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2009
Posted: 16 Jan 2011
Minna Martikainen, Jussi Nikkinen and Sami Vähämaa
Hanken School of Economics, University of Vaasa - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Vaasa

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founding-family ownership, Cobb-Douglas production function, productivity, efficiency

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Why Does the Correlation between Stock and Bond Returns Vary Over Time?

Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2008
Posted: 16 Jan 2011
Magnus Andersson, Elizaveta Krylova and Sami Vähämaa
European Central Bank (ECB), European Central Bank (ECB) and University of Vaasa

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stock-bond return correlation, dynamic conditional correlation, macroeconomic expectations, implied volatility

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Female Executives and Earnings Management

Managerial Finance, Vol. 36, No. 7, pp. 629-645, 2010
Posted: 16 Jan 2011
Emilia Vähämaa and Sami Vähämaa
Hanken School of Economics and University of Vaasa

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Earnings management, Discretionary accruals, Female executives, Female CEOs, Female CFOs

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The 'Dogs of the Dow' Strategy Revisited: Finnish Evidence

European Journal of Finance, Vol. 17, Issue 5-6, pp. 451-469, 2011
Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 31 May 2011
Eemeli Rinne and Sami Vähämaa
ICECAPITAL Securities Ltd and University of Vaasa

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Dogs of the Dow strategy, investment strategy, portfolio management

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Delta Hedging with the Smile

Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 241-255, 2004
Posted: 12 Sep 2005
Sami Vähämaa
University of Vaasa

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