J.B. Heaton

One Hat Research LLC

Managing Member

Chicago, IL

United States

http://www.onehatr.com/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  " The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." - Albert Camus  ”

Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Deep Learning for Finance: Deep Portfolios

Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry 33 (1), 3-12.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2019
J.B. Heaton, Nick Polson and Jan Witte
One Hat Research LLC, 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

Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry 33 (6), 690-693.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2019
J.B. Heaton, Nick Polson and Jan Witte
One Hat Research LLC, 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
One Hat Research LLC
Downloads 4,363 (3,129)
Citation 27

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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 One Hat Research LLC
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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: 25 Mar 2021
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
Downloads 1,545 (16,970)
Citation 5

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Insolvency, Bankruptcy, Fiduciary Duties, Creditors, Valuation

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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, One Hat Research LLC and Duke University
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Raional Finance, Behavioral Finance, Economic Methodolology

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The Limits of the Limits of Arbitrage

Review of Finance, 14(1):157-187 (2010)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2021
Alon Brav, J.B. Heaton and Si Li
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, One Hat Research LLC and Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics
Downloads 1,257 (22,717)

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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, One Hat Research LLC 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
One Hat Research LLC and Northwestern University, Department of Psychology
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Investor Psychology, Behavioral Finance, Active Management, Passive Management, Irrational Investors, Asset Management

How Active Management Survives

Financial Planning Review, Vol. 2, Issue 1, March 2019
Posted: 12 Nov 2019
J.B. Heaton and Ginger L. Pennington
One Hat Research LLC and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Naked Shorting

Regulation, 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 30 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2021
Christopher L. Culp and J.B. Heaton
Johns Hopkins University - Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise and One Hat Research LLC
Downloads 977 (33,238)
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Naked Shorting, Short Selling, Manipulation

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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: 25 Mar 2021
Alon Brav and J.B. Heaton
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and One Hat Research LLC
Downloads 715 (50,903)
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event studies, securities litigation

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

47 Journal of Financial Transformation, 117-122 (2018).
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2021
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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quantitative investment management, hedge funds, deep learning, artificial intelligence, index funds

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Deepening Insolvency

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Nov 2004 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2021
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
Downloads 695 (52,210)
Citation 1

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Deepening insolvency, costs of financial distress

Deepening Insolvency

Posted: 27 Apr 2005
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC

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Deepening insolvency

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The Altman Z Score Does Not Predict Bankruptcy

AIRA Journal, 33(3), 2020.
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2021
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Altman Z, bankruptcy prediction, market evidence

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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: 25 Posted: 29 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2021
Alon Brav, J.B. Heaton and Jonathan Zandberg
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, One Hat Research LLC and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 598 (64,123)
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hedge fund activism, corporate law, shareholder activism, shareholder activist, hedge fund activist

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Brown Assets for the Prudent Investor

12 HARV. BUS. REV. L. ONLINE, art. 2, 2021, at 1.
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2022
Alon Brav and J.B. Heaton
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and One Hat Research LLC
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climate change, carbon risk, ESG, global warming

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Corporate Governance and the Cult of Agency

Villanova Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2021
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Agency Problems, Agency Costs, Corporate Governance, Behavioral Law and Economics, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Law

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Simple Insolvency Detection for Publicly-Traded Firms

Business Lawyer (Summer 2019)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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The DCF Valuation Methodology is Untestable

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
Downloads 256 (167,507)

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capital budgeting, appraisal, corporate finance

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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: 25 Mar 2021
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
Downloads 241 (177,594)
Citation 1

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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism, Myopia

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Synthetic Financial Data: An Application to Regulatory Compliance for Broker-Dealers

Journal of Financial Transformation (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton and Jan Witte
One Hat Research LLC and University College London - Department of Mathematics
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Synthetic Data, Machine Learning, Best Interest, Compliance

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Hedge Fund Activists: Pessimists in a World of Managerial Optimism

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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hedge fund activism, behavioral finance, optimism, pessimism, wolf packs

22.

The Siren Song of Litigation Funding

Forthcoming, Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2021
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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The Social Costs of Dividends and Share Repurchases

Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2021
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Expected Returns to Brown and Green Assets with Transition Uncertainty

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Mar 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Climate Change, Climate Finance, ESG

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Kill Cammer: Securities Litigation Without Junk Science

11 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 417 (2020).
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 28 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2021
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Bias-Corrected Estimation of Price Impact in Securities Litigation

American Law and Economics Review, forthcoming 2019.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 08 May 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 One Hat Research LLC
Downloads 119 (322,012)
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Event Studies, Securities Litigation, Bias Correction, Price Impact, Compensatory Damages, Punitive Damages

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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: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Injury, Standing, Corporate Law, Corporate Litigation, Citizens United, Hobby Lobby, Corporate Personality

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Market Indeterminacy

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Oct 2003
Alon Brav and J.B. Heaton
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and One Hat Research LLC
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Distance to Insolvency

AIRA Journal, Vol.32: No.4, 2020
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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distance to default, insolvency, Black-Scholes, Merton

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The 'Vicinity of Insolvency' in a Simplified Black-Scholes World

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 10 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Insolvency, Market Evidence, Option Pricing Theory, Zone of Insolvency, Vicinity of Insolvency

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Solvency Tests, Debt Capacity, and Security Design

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Debt Capacity, Solvency, Insolvency, Capital Structure

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The Best and Worst Stock Pickers' Markets: Ranked by Year, 2000-2020

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 May 2021 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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active, passive, investment management

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The Effective Number of Securities in an Active Portfolio: Why a Passive Benchmark Should Be Equally Weighted

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 29 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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investment management, active, passive, performance

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Unjust and Unreasonable: Misuse of the Dividend Growth Model in Public Utility Rate Setting

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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cost of capital, rate regulation, regulatory capture

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Insolvency Detection Using Publicly-Traded Debt and Equity

AIRA Journal, 32(2), 11-15 (2019).
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 23 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Climate Change & Irrational Optimism About International Cooperation

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 11 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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climate change, optimism, irrationality

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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
One Hat Research LLC
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mergers & acquisitions, bad bidders, bubble company, unicorns, short selling

Managerial Optimism: New Observations on the Unifying Theory

European Financial Management, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 1150-1167, 2019
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 May 2020
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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agency cost theory, asymmetric information theory, behavioral corporate finance, managerial optimism, pay for performance

Managerial Optimism: New Observations on the Unifying Theory

European Financial Management (2019)
Posted: 19 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2020
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC

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behavioral corporate finance, managerial optimism, agency cost theory, asymmetric information theory, pay for performance

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Hedge Fund Activism and Financial Performance

Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Hedge Funds (Douglas Cumming and Geoffrey Wood, eds.)
Posted: 23 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2020
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC

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shareholder activism, hedge fund activism, agency costs, corporate decline

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The Unfulfilled Promise of Hedge Fund Activism

Forthcoming, Virginia Law & Business Review
Posted: 19 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2020
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC

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

2018 Wisconsin Law Review Forward, 27-33 (2018).
Posted: 28 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC
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Citation 1

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Citation Studies, Faculty Rankings

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Risk Aversion as Risk-Neutral Pessimism: A Simple Proof

International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 29 May 2018 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2020
J.B. Heaton
One Hat Research LLC

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Economic Analysis of Litigation, Risk Aversion, Risk Neutral Probabilities, Pessimism, Criminal Law, Plea Bargains, Settlement

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Overconfidence, Compensation Contracts, and Capital Budgeting

Journal of Finance, Vol. 66, No. 5, pp. 1725-77 (2011)
Posted: 07 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2020
Simon Gervais, J.B. Heaton and Terrance Odean
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, One Hat Research LLC and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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overconfidence, capital budgeting, compensation, labor market