Rohan Williamson

Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

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3700 O Street, NW

Washington, DC 20057

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

Do U.S. Firms Have the Best Corporate Governance? A Cross-Country Examination of the Relation between Corporate Governance and Shareholder Wealth

Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2006-03-006
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Jan 2007
Reena Aggarwal, Isil Erel, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 2,037 (7,682)
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Do U.S. Firms Have the Best Corporate Governance? A Cross-Country Examination of the Relation between Corporate Governance and Shareholder Wealth

NBER Working Paper No. w12819
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2012
Reena Aggarwal, Isil Erel, Rene M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Fisher College of Business and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 75 (346,143)
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Do Independence and Financial Expertise of the Board Matter for Risk Taking and Performance?

Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No. 2010-14
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 21 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2012
Bernadette A. Minton, Jérôme Taillard and Rohan Williamson
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Babson College and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 1,332 (15,188)
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Governance, Risk Taking, Board Composition, Financial Expertise, Risk Management Committee

Do Independence and Financial Expertise of the Board Matter for Risk Taking and Performance?

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 18 Mar 2011
Bernadette A. Minton, Jérôme Taillard and Rohan Williamson
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Babson College and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 570 (50,784)
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Governance, Risk Taking, Board Composition, Expertise, Risk Management Committee

How Much Do Banks Use Credit Derivatives to Reduce Risk?

AFA 2007 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Aug 2005
Bernadette A. Minton, Rohan Williamson and René M. Stulz
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,763 (9,766)
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How Much Do Banks Use Credit Derivatives to Reduce Risk?

NBER Working Paper No. w11579
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2010
Bernadette A. Minton, Rohan Williamson and René M. Stulz
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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What is a Dollar Worth? The Market Value of Cash Holdings

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Jul 2003
Lee Pinkowitz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 1,817 (9,476)
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Cash Holdings, Market value of cash

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Corporate Governance, Investor Protection, and the Home Bias

Tuck-JQFA Contemporary Corporate Governance Issues II Conference
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Jul 2002
Stockholm School of Economics, Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Culture, Openness, and Finance

Dice Center Working Paper No. 2001-02
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Mar 2001
Rohan Williamson and René M. Stulz
Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Culture, Openness, and Finance

NBER Working Paper No. w8222
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Apr 2001 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2012
Rohan Williamson and René M. Stulz
Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Differences in Governance Practices between U.S. and Foreign Firms: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 184/2007
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 18 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2018
Reena Aggarwal, Isil Erel, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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governance, investor protection, common law.

Differences in Governance Practices between U.S. and Foreign Firms: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Aug 2007
Reena Aggarwal, Isil Erel, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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corporate governance

Differences in Governance Practices between U.S. And Foreign Firms: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences

NBER Working Paper No. w13288
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2012
Reena Aggarwal, Isil Erel, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Differences in Governance Practices between U.S. And Foreign Firms: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 3131-3169, 2009
Posted: 05 Aug 2009
Reena Aggarwal, Isil Erel, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

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G32, G34, G38

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Is there a U.S. High Cash Holdings Puzzle after the Financial Crisis?

Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2013-03-07
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2014
Lee Pinkowitz, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 1,156 (19,211)
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Cash Holdings, Multinational Corporations, Financial Crisis

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Does Exchange Rate Exposure Matter?

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Jun 2002
Rohan Williamson, John M. Griffin and Craig Doidge
Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 1,068 (21,624)
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Did New Regulations Target the Relevant Corporate Governance Attributes?

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 01 Dec 2005
Reena Aggarwal and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Corporate governance, firm value, regulation

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Multinationals and the High Cash Holdings Puzzle

Fisher College of Business Working Paper No.10
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 23 May 2012 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2013
Lee Pinkowitz, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Cash holdings, multinational corporations, financial crisis, research and development

Multinationals and the High Cash Holdings Puzzle

NBER Working Paper No. w18120
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 03 Jun 2012
Lee Pinkowitz, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Exchange Rate Exposure and Competition: Evidence from the World Automotive Industry

Georgetown University WP FINC-1377-43-198
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 14 Apr 1998
Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Do Firms in Countries with Poor Protection of Investor Rights Hold More Cash?

Dice Center Working Paper No. 2003-29
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Dec 2003
Lee Pinkowitz, Rohan Williamson and René M. Stulz
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Do Firms in Countries with Poor Protection of Investor Rights Hold More Cash?

NBER Working Paper No. W10188
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Dec 2003
Lee Pinkowitz, Rohan Williamson and René M. Stulz
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Financial Expertise of the Board, Risk Taking, and Performance: Evidence from Bank Holding Companies

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2014
Bernadette A. Minton, Jérôme Taillard and Rohan Williamson
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Babson College and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 654 (43,008)
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Governance, Risk Taking, Board Composition, Financial Expertise, Risk Management Committee

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Do U.S. Firms Hold More Cash?

Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2014-03-06
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Apr 2014
Lee Pinkowitz, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Cash Holdings, Domestic corporations, Foreign corporations, Multinational Corporations, Repatriation Tax, Financial Crisis, R&D

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The Determinants and Implications of Corporate Cash Holdings

NBER Working Paper No. w6234
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 14 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 29 Feb 2012
Tim C. Opler, Lee Pinkowitz, René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson
Credit Suisse First Boston, Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Bank Power and Cash Holdings: Evidence from Japan

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Jan 1999
Lee Pinkowitz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 490 (61,595)
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Bank Power and Cash Holdings: Evidence from Japan

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 1059-1082, 2001
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Lee Pinkowitz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

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Bank Power and Cash Holdings: Evidence from Japan

Review of Financial Studies, Winter 2001
Posted: 03 Jul 2001
Lee Pinkowitz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

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Corporate Governance and the Home Bias

Dice Center Working Paper No. 2001-19
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Dec 2001
Lee Pinkowitz, Rohan Williamson and René M. Stulz
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Corporate Governance and the Home Bias

NBER Working Paper No. w8680
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Dec 2001 Last Revised: 29 Feb 2012
Lee Pinkowitz, Rohan Williamson and René M. Stulz
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Tapping into Financial Synergies: Alleviating Financial Constraints Through Acquisitions

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2018
Rohan Williamson and Jie Yang
Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Downloads 273 (120,904)
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Financing Constraints, Firm Structure, Diversification, Mergers & Acquisitions

Can Firms Loosen Financial Constraints?

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Oct 2013
Rohan Williamson and Jie Yang
Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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financing constraints, acquisitions, diversification

Tapping into Financial Synergies: Alleviating Financial Constraints Through Acquisitions

FEDS Working Paper No. 2018-053
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2019
Rohan Williamson and Jie Yang
Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Diversification, Financing constraints, Firm structure, Mergers & acquisitions

Why are Cash-Rich Firms More Likely to Pay for Acquisitions with Stock?

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Aug 2010
Lee Pinkowitz, Jason Sturgess and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Queen Mary University of London and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Cash holdings, method of payment, acquisitions

Do Firms Set Free Cash Free? Misallocation vs. Opportunism in Acquisitions

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Mar 2010
Lee Pinkowitz, Jason Sturgess and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Queen Mary University of London and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Cash holdings, method of payment, acquisitions

Do Firms Set Free Cash Free? Misallocation vs. Opportunism in Acquisitions

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Jason Sturgess, Lee Pinkowitz and Rohan Williamson
Queen Mary University of London, Georgetown University - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Cash holdings, method of payment, acquisitions

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Cash Stockpiles and Investment: Do Cash-Rich Firms Use Cash in Acquisitions?

AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Mar 2011
Lee Pinkowitz, Jason Sturgess and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Queen Mary University of London and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 312 (105,350)
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Cash holdings, method of payment, acquisitions, market timing

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Do Corporate Governance Mandates Impact Long-Term Firm Value and Governance Culture?

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 27 Jul 2016
Reena Aggarwal, Jason D. Schloetzer and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Corporate Governance; Firm Value; Corporate Culture; Governance Regulation

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Do Independence and Financial Expertise of the Board Matter for Risk Taking and Performance?

Paris December 2010 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - AFFI
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2012
Jérôme Taillard, Bernadette A. Minton and Rohan Williamson
Babson College, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Downloads 256 (130,018)
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Governance, Risk Taking, Board Composition, Expertise, Risk Management Committee

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Cash Holdings, Dividend Policy, and Corporate Governance: A Cross-Country Analysis

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 81-87, Winter 2007
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Feb 2008
Lee Pinkowitz, Rohan Williamson and René M. Stulz
Georgetown University - Department of Finance, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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The Staggers Act and Firm Performance: Long-Run Evidence

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Feb 2016
Lee Pinkowitz and Rohan Williamson
Georgetown University - Department of Finance and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Deregulation and Performance, Financial Performance, Railroad Industry Performance, Staggers Act

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Are Bank Merger Characteristics Important for Local Community Investment?

Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2020-03-012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Jun 2020
Bernadette A. Minton, Alvaro G. Taboada and Rohan Williamson
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Mississippi State University and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Bank mergers, small business loans, community investment and small and community banks