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 (28)

'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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Negation of Sanctions: The Personal Effect of Political Contributions

AFA 2013 San Diego Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 11 Jun 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

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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

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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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
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sovereign wealth fund, private equity, international financial markets, legality, government policy, political relations and regulation

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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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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)
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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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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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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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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

Media Partisanship and Fundamental Corporate Decisions

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 29 Apr 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: 29 Apr 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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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

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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 99 (288,126)
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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 Beta

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 10 Mar 2020
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University - Department of Finance and Carnegie Mellon University
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Political risk, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Asset Pricing Theory, Portfolio Theory, Exports, Diversification, Beta

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Political Ties across Country Borders

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 15 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2020
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