J.B. Heaton

J.B. Heaton, P.C.

20 West Kinzie

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Chicago, IL 60654

United States

http://jbheaton.com

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

47

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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

Deep Learning for Finance: Deep Portfolios

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton, Nick Polson and Jan Witte
J.B. Heaton, P.C., University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University College London - Department of Mathematics
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Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Asset Pricing, Volatility, Deep Frontier

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Why Indexing Works

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton, Nick Polson and Jan Witte
J.B. Heaton, P.C., University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University College London - Department of Mathematics
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Indexing, Passive Management, Active Management

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Managerial Optimism and Corporate Finance

Financial Management, Summer 2002
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Apr 2002 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
Downloads 3,925 (2,205)
Citation 120

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Behavioral Finance, Corporate Finance, Agency Costs, Asymmetric Information, Underinvestment, Overinvestment, Free Cash Flow

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Competing Theories of Financial Anomalies

The Review of Financial Studies, v 15 n 2 2002
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Jan 2000 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Alon Brav and J.B. Heaton
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Citation 101

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The Rational-Behavioral Debate in Financial Economics

Journal of Economic Methodology, 11:4, 393–409 December 2004
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Alon Brav, J.B. Heaton and Alex Rosenberg
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, J.B. Heaton, P.C. and Duke University
Downloads 1,407 (12,398)
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Raional Finance, Behavioral Finance, Economic Methodolology

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Solvency Tests

Business Lawyer, Vol. 62, No. 3, 983-1006 (2007).
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
Downloads 1,251 (14,922)

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Insolvency, Bankruptcy, Fiduciary Duties, Creditors, Valuation

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Who Fields the Best Team?: A (Better) Measure of the Top Ten U.S. Law Schools by Faculty Impact

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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rankings, legal scholarship, top law schools

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The Limits of the Limits of Arbitrage

Review of Finance, 14(1):157-187 (2010)
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Alon Brav, J.B. Heaton and Si Li
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, J.B. Heaton, P.C. and Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics
Downloads 1,210 (15,408)
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Market Efficiency, Behavioral Finance, Limits on Arbitrage, Idiosyncratic Volatility

The Limits of the Limits of Arbitrage

Review of Finance, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 157-187, 2010
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Alon Brav, J.B. Heaton and Si Li
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, J.B. Heaton, P.C. and Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics

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G11, G12, G14

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How Active Management Survives

Financial Planning Review, forthcoming 2019.
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2019
J.B. Heaton and Ginger Pennington
J.B. Heaton, P.C. and Northwestern University, Department of Psychology
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Investor Psychology, Behavioral Finance, Active Management, Passive Management, Irrational Investors, Asset Management

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Naked Shorting

Regulation, 2008
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Christopher L. Culp and J.B. Heaton
Johns Hopkins University - Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise and J.B. Heaton, P.C.
Downloads 874 (25,519)
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Naked Shorting, Short Selling, Manipulation

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Deepening Insolvency

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Nov 2004 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Deepening insolvency, costs of financial distress

Deepening Insolvency

Journal of Corporation Law, Forthcoming
Posted: 27 Apr 2005
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.

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Deepening insolvency

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Event Studies in Securities Litigation: Low Power, Confounding Effects, and Bias

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Alon Brav and J.B. Heaton
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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event studies, securities litigation

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Failed Anti-Activist Legislation: The Curious Case of the Brokaw Act

Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Alon Brav, J.B. Heaton and Jonathan Zandberg
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, J.B. Heaton, P.C. and Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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hedge fund activism, corporate law, shareholder activism, shareholder activist, hedge fund activist

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Overconfidence, Compensation Contracts, and Capital Budgeting

Journal of Finance, Vol. 66, No. 5, pp. 1725-77 (2011)
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Simon Gervais, J.B. Heaton and Terrance Odean
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, J.B. Heaton, P.C. and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 461 (59,557)
Citation 13

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overconfidence, capital budgeting, compensation, labor market

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Quantitative Investing and the Limits of (Deep) Learning from Financial Data

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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quantitative investment management, hedge funds, deep learning, artificial intelligence, index funds

16.

Debt Capacity and Fraudulent Conveyance Law

Journal of Financial Intermediation, Vol. 9, pp. 169-183 (2000).
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 May 1998 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Smart Money, Dumb Money, and Learning Type from Price

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton and Nick Polson
J.B. Heaton, P.C. and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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smart money, dumb money, noise traders, limits of arbitrage, learning, heterogeneous beliefs

18.

Litigation Funding: An Economic Analysis

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Litigation Funding, Economic Analysis of Litigation, Risk-Neutral Probabilities, Optimism, Pessimism

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Corporate Governance and the Cult of Agency

Villanova Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 10 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Agency Problems, Agency Costs, Corporate Governance, Behavioral Law and Economics, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Law

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The 'Long Term' in Corporate Law

The Business Lawyer; Vol. 72, Spring 2017
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism, Myopia

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'N' Roll: Some Observations of Life on a Trial Team

South Dakota Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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trial practice, substance abuse, legal education

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Hedge Fund Activists: Pessimists in a World of Managerial Optimism

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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hedge fund activism, behavioral finance, optimism, pessimism, wolf packs

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The Unfulfilled Promise of Hedge Fund Activism

Forthcoming, Virginia Law & Business Review
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Apr 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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All You Need is Passive A Response to Professors Fisch, Hamdani, and Davidoff Solomon

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Passive investing, corporate governance, securities law, mutual funds, ETFs, institutional investors, shareholder activism

25.

The Social Costs of Dividends and Share Repurchases

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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What Injures a Corporation? Toward Better Understanding Corporate Personality

Business Lawyer , Vol. 73, No. 4, 2018
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Injury, Standing, Corporate Law, Corporate Litigation, Citizens United, Hobby Lobby, Corporate Personality

27.

Positive Equity Prices with Insolvency under Legal Solvency Tests

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 22 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Solvency, Insolvency, Valuation, Option Value of Equity, Fraudulent Transfer, Preference, Shifting Fiduciary Duties

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Three Reasons Active Equity Managers Underperform

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Passive Management, Active Management, Indexing, Investment Strategy

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Market Indeterminacy

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 28, 2003
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Oct 2003
Alon Brav and J.B. Heaton
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and J.B. Heaton, P.C.
Downloads 53 (368,277)
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Misleading Omissions: A Bayesian Framework

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Bayesian Analysis, Omissions, Omnicare, Opioid Litigation, Product Liability

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Risk Aversion as Risk-Neutral Pessimism: A Simple Proof

International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 29 May 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Economic Analysis of Litigation, Risk Aversion, Risk Neutral Probabilities, Pessimism, Criminal Law, Plea Bargains, Settlement

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Bias-Corrected Estimation of Price Impact in Securities Litigation

American Law and Economics Review, forthcoming 2019.
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2019
Taylor Dove, Davidson Heath and J.B. Heaton
University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Event Studies, Securities Litigation, Bias Correction, Price Impact, Compensatory Damages, Punitive Damages

33.

Debt and Insolvency

Review of Banking and Financial Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Law and Finance, Security Design, Debt Capacity, Debt Yields, Insolvency, Capital Structure

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One Pill Makes You Larger: Flaws in Sisk’s Westlaw Methodology Illustrated With Leiter’s Citations

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Citation Studies, Faculty Rankings

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Too Much Insolvency: 'Unmatured Interest' and 'Debt' Under the Code

American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review , Forthcoming
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 14 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Insolvency, Solvency Tests, Bankruptcy Code

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Generating Synthetic Data to Test Financial Strategies and Investment Products for Regulatory Compliance

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2019
J.B. Heaton and Jan Witte
J.B. Heaton, P.C. and University College London - Department of Mathematics
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Synthetic Data, Machine Learning, Suitability, Best Interest, Compliance

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Simple Insolvency Detection for Publicly-Traded Firms

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Just This Once: A More Plausible Model of Addiction and Its Policy Implications

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Rational Addiction, Irrational Addiction, Behavioral Economics, Bayesian Analysis, Health Economics

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A Bird in the Hand: An Existence Argument for Short-Term Gains that Harm Long-Term Value and Its Implications for Corporate Law

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Managerial Optimism: New Observations on the Unifying Theory

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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behavioral corporate finance, managerial optimism, agency cost theory, asymmetric information theory, pay for performance

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Settlement Pressure

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 25, pp. 264-275 (2005)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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Class certification, settlement, civil procedure, economic analysis of litigation

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Simultaneous Risk Aversion and Risk-Seeking Behavior in an Expected Utility Framework with Optimism

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Apr 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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optimism, prospect theory, Friedman-Savage utility, insurance, gambling, lotteries

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Worthless Companies

European Financial Management, Vol. 24, Issue 5, pp. 721-727, 2018
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Nov 2018
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.
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mergers & acquisitions, bad bidders, bubble company, unicorns, short selling

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Returns, Risk, and Financial Due Diligence

FINANCE ETHICS, J. R. Boatright, ed., New York: Wiley, 2010
Posted: 04 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Christopher L. Culp and J.B. Heaton
Johns Hopkins University - Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise and J.B. Heaton, P.C.

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Patent Law and Financial Engineering

Derivatives Quarterly, Winter 2000
Posted: 27 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.

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Did Erisa's Prudent Man Rule Change the Pricing of Dividend Omitting Firms?

Posted: 14 Jun 1998 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2019
Alon Brav and J.B. Heaton
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and J.B. Heaton, P.C.

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An Economic Analysis of Fraudulent Conveyance Law

Journal of Financial Intermediation, Vol. 9, pp. 169-183 (2000).
Posted: 15 May 1997 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2019
J.B. Heaton
J.B. Heaton, P.C.

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