April M. Knill

Florida State University College of Business

Suntrust Professor of Finance

Tallahassee, FL 32306-1042

United States

Florida State University - College of Law

425 W. Jefferson Street

Tallahassee, FL 32306

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

32

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“  My research mostly comprises topics in Corporate Finance. I have written quite a few papers in the area of entrepreneurship/venture capital and international finance. More recently, I'm passionate about topics in the nexus between law, politics and finance. This is a relatively new intersection so there is so much to be done. I love my research and hope that it might make a difference, however small.  ”

Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment and the Return-To-Risk Performance of Target Firms

Journal of Financial Intermediation, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Oct 2021
April M. Knill, Bong‐Soo Lee and Nathan Mauck
Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University and University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Sovereign wealth fund; Risk-return performance

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The Dark Side of Globalization: Evidence from the Impact of COVID-19 on Multinational Companies

Journal of International Business Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 22 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2022
University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Florida State University College of Business, University of Oklahoma and University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business
Downloads 1,434 (18,978)
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Coronavirus; COVID-19; pandemic; multinational corporation; international diversification; corporate governance; financial crisis; healthcare crisis; economic performance; business efficiency; government response; government efficiency

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Determinants of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment in Private Equity versus Public Equity

Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2021
Sofia Johan, April M. Knill and Nathan Mauck
Florida Atlantic University - Finance, Florida State University College of Business and University of Missouri - Kansas City
Downloads 1,005 (31,913)
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sovereign wealth fund, private equity, international financial markets, legality, government policy, political relations and regulation

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Bilateral Political Relations and the Impact of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2012
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2021
April M. Knill, Bong-Soo Lee and Nathan Mauck
Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University and University of Missouri - Kansas City
Downloads 745 (48,218)
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sovereign wealth fund, investment determinants, political relations, trade, policy

Does Foreign Portfolio Investment Reach Small Listed Firms?

European Financial Management, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 251-303, 2013
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Mar 2013
April M. Knill
Florida State University College of Business
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foreign portfolio investment, access to capital, emerging markets, small firm

Does Foreign Portfolio Investment Reach Small Listed Firms?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3796
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
April M. Knill
Florida State University College of Business
Downloads 627 (59,595)

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Debt Markets, Access to Finance, Economic Theory & Research, Emerging Markets, Investment and Investment Climate

Does Foreign Portfolio Investment Reach Small Listed Firms?

European Financial Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Sep 2010
April M. Knill
Florida State University College of Business
Downloads 97 (372,402)

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Negation of Sanctions: The Personal Effect of Political Contributions

AFA 2013 San Diego Meetings Paper, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 18 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2022
Sarah Fulmer, April M. Knill and Xiaoyun Yu
Florida State University - Department of Finance, Florida State University College of Business and Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Downloads 643 (58,431)
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Political contributions; SEC enforcement; DOJ enforcement; fraud; civil and criminal penalties

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Should Venture Capitalists Put All Their Eggs in One Basket? Diversification Versus Pure Play Strategies in Venture Capital

Financial Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 11 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 06 May 2009
April M. Knill
Florida State University College of Business
Downloads 620 (61,225)
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venture capital, firm organization, portfolio choice, entrepreneurship

8.

Firm Size and the Impact of Securities Regulation

Journal of Comparative Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 10 Jun 2015
Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University College of Business and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
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Securities regulation, law and finance, access to finance, capital issuance

9.

Entrepreneurial Litigation and Venture Capital Finance

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Feb 2016
Douglas J. Cumming, Bruce Haslem and April M. Knill
Florida Atlantic University, Southern Utah University - Department of Economics and Finance and Florida State University College of Business
Downloads 464 (87,710)

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Litigation, venture capital

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Do International Investors Enhance Private Firm Value? Evidence from Venture Capital

Journal of International Business Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 29 Oct 2015
Douglas J. Cumming, April M. Knill and Kelsey Syvrud
Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
Downloads 456 (89,492)
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Venture capital, International syndication, IPO, Acquisition, Valuation

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Media Partisanship and Fundamental Corporate Decisions

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2021
April M. Knill, Baixiao Liu and John J. McConnell
Florida State University College of Business, Peking University HSBC Business School and Purdue University
Downloads 454 (89,937)
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Media Slant, Partisanship, Corporate Decision-making

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Taking the Bad with the Good: Volatility of Foreign Portfolio Investment and Financial Constraints of Small Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3797
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Jan 2006
April M. Knill
Florida State University College of Business
Downloads 426 (96,882)

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foreign portfolio investment, liberalization, emerging markets, small firm

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Information Asymmetry and the Timing of Capital Issuance: An International Examination

24th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2011 Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2011
April M. Knill and Bong-Soo Lee
Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
Downloads 337 (126,164)

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equity issues, market timing, information asymmetry, international evidence

14.

Law and Finance During Crises

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Jun 2010
April M. Knill and Nela Thomas Richardson
Florida State University College of Business and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
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Securities Laws, Access to Finance, Firm Issuance

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International IPO Markets and a Foreign IPO Puzzle

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2014
Gonul Colak, Candace Jens, April M. Knill and Kelsey Syvrud
University of Sussex, Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
Downloads 269 (159,303)
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initial public offerings, international, legal bonding, underpricing

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Disclosure, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Spawning

Journal of International Business Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Mar 2012
Douglas J. Cumming and April M. Knill
Florida Atlantic University and Florida State University College of Business
Downloads 251 (170,728)
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Venture capital, Spawning, Disclosure, Securities regulation

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Venture Capitalists’ Managerial Involvement in Entrepreneurships: Is Too Much of a Good Thing Bad?

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2010
April M. Knill
Florida State University College of Business
Downloads 187 (224,392)

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entrepreneurship, venture capital, governance, ownership

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The Value of Country-Level Perceived Ethics to Entrepreneurs Around the World

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 May 2010 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2011
April M. Knill
Florida State University College of Business
Downloads 182 (229,720)

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Venture capital, Ethics, Entrepreneur, Private equity

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Law, Finance, and the International Mobility of Corporate Governance

Journal of International Business Studies, Forthcoming, Robert H. Smith School Research Paper No. RHS 2905710
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2021
Florida Atlantic University, City University London - The Business School, Florida State University College of Business, National University of Singapore and University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business
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Law and Finance, Corporate Governance, Mobility, Foreign Investors, Directors, Political Connections

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25 Years and Counting of Corporate Finance: What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going?

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 04 Mar 2021
April M. Knill, Irena Hutton and Chad J. Zutter
Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University - College of Business and University of Pittsburgh
Downloads 138 (288,321)

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Corporate Finance

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Government as a Source of Capital for Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Entrepreneurial Exits

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2022
Douglas J. Cumming, April M. Knill and Kelsey Syvrud
Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
Downloads 124 (312,529)
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Venture capital, government ownership, IPO, Acquisition, Valuation

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Experience, Information Asymmetry and Rational Forecast Deviation

Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 27 May 2013
April M. Knill, Kristina Minnick and Ali Nejadmalayeri
Florida State University College of Business, Bentley University and University of Wyoming - College of Business
Downloads 112 (335,900)

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Financial analysts, forecast accuracy, information asymmetry, forecast deviation

23.

Political Beta

Review of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 10 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2022
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University - Department of Finance and Carnegie Mellon University
Downloads 111 (338,025)

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Political risk, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Asset Pricing Theory, Portfolio Theory, Exports, Diversification, Beta

24.

The Influence of Media Slant on Short Sellers

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2022
Florida State University College of Business, Peking University HSBC Business School, Purdue University and Florida State University, Department of Finance, Students
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Media Slant, Short Seller, Investment Decisions

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Guilty by Political Association: The Impact of Political Scandals on Connected Firms

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2022
Florida State University College of Business, Peking University HSBC Business School, Purdue University and Department of Finance, College of Business, Florida State University
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Political Scandal, Political Connection, Spillover, Firm Valuation

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Cross-Border Opportunity Sets: An International Empirical Study Based on Ownership Types

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2014
James S. Ang, April M. Knill and Nathan Mauck
Florida State University, Florida State University College of Business and University of Missouri - Kansas City
Downloads 99 (364,767)

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International, Mergers and Acquisitions, Government ownership

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Stock Ownership of Federal Judges and its Impact on Corporations

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 27 Oct 2021
Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University - Department of Finance and HEC Paris - Finance Department
Downloads 90 (387,221)

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judge, stock ownership, peer, impartiality, litigation, justice

28.

The Gender Pay Gap: Pay for Performance and Sorting across Employers

FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper , FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper , European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 833/2022
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
University of South Florida, Florida State University College of Business, Drexel University and University of South Florida
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Gender gap, gender inequality, compensation, faculty, research productivity, career paths

29.

Political Ties across Country Borders

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 15 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2020
George Washington University - School of BusinessUniversity of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
Downloads 53 (511,302)
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political connections, international, cross-border, firm value, procurement contracts, Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act

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Economic Impact of COVID-19 Across National Boundaries: The Role of Government Responses

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Aug 2022
University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Florida State University College of Business, University of Oklahoma and University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business
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COVID-19, pandemic, healthcare crisis, government responses, economic impacts, international business, multinational corporation, international finance

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The Volatility of Foreign Portfolio Investment and the Access to Finance of Small Listed Firms

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 524-542, 2014
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Jul 2014
April M. Knill and Bong‐Soo Lee
Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
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Selective Hedging, Information Asymmetry and Futures Prices

Journal of Business, Vol. 79, No. 3, 2006
Posted: 30 Sep 2004
April M. Knill, Kristina Minnick and Ali Nejadmalayeri
Florida State University College of Business, Bentley University and University of Wyoming - College of Business

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Futures, hedging, analysts