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

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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 (27)

'Sleeping with the Enemy' or 'An Ounce of Prevention': Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments and Market Destabilization

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Mar 2009
April M. Knill, Bong-Soo Lee and Nathan Mauck
Florida State University College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Is Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment Destabilizing?

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2010
April M. Knill, Bong-Soo Lee and Nathan Mauck
Florida State University College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Sovereign wealth fund, Risk, Return

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
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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
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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

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Bilateral Political Relations and the Impact of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2011
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, investment determinants, political relations, trade, policy

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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
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venture capital, firm organization, portfolio choice, entrepreneurship

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Determinants of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment in Private Equity

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2010-044
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2011
Sofia Johan, April M. Knill and Nathan Mauck
Florida Atlantic University - Finance, Florida State University College of Business and University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Sovereign wealth fund, private equity, international financial markets, legality, government policy, regulation

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Negation of Sanctions: The Personal Effect of Political Contributions

AFA 2013 San Diego Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2020
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 - Department of Finance
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Political contributions; SEC enforcement; DOJ enforcement; fraud; civil and criminal penalties

Entrepreneurial Litigation and Venture Capital Finance

International Conference of the French Finance Association (AFFI), May 2011
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2012
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
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Litigation, Venture Capital, Underpricing

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
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Litigation, venture capital

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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
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foreign portfolio investment, liberalization, emerging markets, small firm

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

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Nov 2012
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 410 (73,723)
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sovereign wealth fund, private equity, international financial markets, legality, government policy, political relations and regulation

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Firm Size, Institutional Quality and the Impact of Securities Regulation

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2014
Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University College of Business and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Downloads 398 (76,297)
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Securities regulation, law and finance, access to finance, capital issuance

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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
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equity issues, market timing, information asymmetry, international evidence

Disclosure, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Spawning

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2011
Douglas J. Cumming and April M. Knill
Florida Atlantic University and Florida State University College of Business
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Venture capital, Spawning, Disclosure, Securities regulation

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
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Venture capital, Spawning, Disclosure, Securities regulation

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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
Hanken School of Economics, Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
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initial public offerings, international, legal bonding, underpricing

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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
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Venture capital, International syndication, IPO, Acquisition, Valuation

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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
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entrepreneurship, venture capital, governance, ownership

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Do International Investors Enhance Private Firm Value?

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2019
Douglas J. Cumming, April M. Knill and Kelsey Syvrud
Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
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Venture Capital, Syndication, Acquisition, Portfolio Company, Deal Value, Proceeds

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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
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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: 12 Mar 2017
Florida Atlantic University, City University London - Sir John Cass 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

Media Partisanship and Fundamental Corporate Decisions

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2020
April M. Knill, Baixiao Liu and John J. McConnell
Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University and Purdue University
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Media Slant, Partisanship, Corporate Decision-making

Media Partisanship and Fundamental Corporate Decisions

FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 900
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2020
April M. Knill, Baixiao Liu and John J. McConnell
Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University and Purdue University
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Media Slant, Partisanship, Corporate Decision-making

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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

Firm Size and the Impact of Securities Regulation

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Nov 2014
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

Firm Size and the Impact of Securities Regulation

Posted: 17 Mar 0010 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2014
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

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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
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Financial analysts, forecast accuracy, information asymmetry, forecast deviation

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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: 30 Aug 2018
Douglas J. Cumming, April M. Knill and Kelsey Syvrud
Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
Downloads 94 (286,604)
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Venture capital, government ownership, IPO, Acquisition, 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
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International, Mergers and Acquisitions, Government ownership

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Political Ties across Country Borders

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Oct 2019
Meghana Ayyagari, April M. Knill and Kelsey Syvrud
George Washington University - School of Business, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University
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political connections, international, cross-border, firm value, procurement contracts, Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act

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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