Bill B. Francis

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management

Troy, NY 12180

United States

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Do Corporate Boards Affect Firm Performance? New Evidence from the Financial Crisis

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 11/2012
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 Apr 2012
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Qiang Wu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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financial crisis, boards of directors, firm performance, true independence

Incentives and Innovation: Evidence from CEO Compensation Contracts

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 17/2011
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 05 Nov 2011
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Zenu Sharma
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and St John's University
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CEO compensation, innovation, incentives

Incentives and Innovation: Evidence from CEO Compensation Contracts

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 18 Feb 2011
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Zenu Sharma
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and St John's University
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Firms’ Real Earnings Management and Subsequent Stock Price Crash Risk

CAAA Annual Conference 2011
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2011
Lingxiang Li, Bill B. Francis and Iftekhar Hasan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Fordham University
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Investor Awareness or Information Asymmetry? Wikipedia and IPO Underpricing

Financial Review, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 535-561 (2021)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2021
Thomas J. Boulton, Bill B. Francis, Thomas Shohfi and Daqi Xin
Miami University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Finance and Accounting and Nankai University
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Initial Public Offerings, Investor Attention, Underpricing, Wikipedia

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Analyst coverage and corporate tax aggressiveness

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2016
Arthur C. Allen, Bill B. Francis, Qiang Wu and Yijiang Zhao
Univ. of Nebraska - Lincoln, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance and American University - Kogod School of Business
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Corporate tax aggressiveness; analyst coverage; investor recognition; information asymmetry; market pressure; natural experiment

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Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate Debt Structure: Cross Country Evidence

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2021
Bill B. Francis, Raffi E. García and Zenu Sharma
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and St John's University
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Corporate Debt; Pandemic; National Culture; Financial Contracts

Do Firms Adjust Toward Target Capital Structures? Some International Evidence

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 23 Mar 2009
Brian J. Clark, Bill B. Francis and Iftekhar Hasan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Fordham University
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capital structure, international, financial leverage, partial adjustment, legal institutions, developing markets

Do Firms Adjust Toward Target Capital Structures? Some International Evidence

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 18 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2009
Brian J. Clark, Bill B. Francis and Iftekhar Hasan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Fordham University
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capital structure, international, financial leverage, partial adjustment, legal institutions

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Are Managers ‘Under-the-Weather’ During Earnings Conference Calls?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2021
Bill B. Francis, Wenyao Hu, Wenyao Hu and Thomas Shohfi
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Saint Mary's UniversityRensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Finance and Accounting and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Finance and Accounting
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Cloud Cover, Conference Calls, Disclosure, Earnings Calls, Executive Behavior, Management Behavior, Mood, Temperament, Weather, Weather-Induced Behavior

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CEO Political Affiliation and Firms’ Tax Avoidance

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 21 May 2012
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Xian Sun
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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Tax Avoidance, CEO, Political Affiliation

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Are CFOs’ Trades More Informative than CEOs’ Trades?

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2011
Weimin Wang, Yong-Chul Shin and Bill B. Francis
Saint Louis University, University of Massachusetts Boston and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management
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insider trade, CFO, CEO

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Bank Loan Renegotiation and Credit Default Swaps

Journal of Banking & Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2020
Brian J. Clark, James Donato, Bill B. Francis and Thomas Shohfi
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, College of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Finance and Accounting
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CDS, credit derivatives, credit default swaps, empty creditor, bank loans, renegotiation

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The Impact of CFO Gender on Bank Loan Contracting

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 18/2011
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 05 Nov 2011
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Qiang Wu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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CFOs, gender, accounting information, bank loans

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A Cross-Country Study of Legal Environment and Real Earnings Management

CAAA Annual Conference 2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2011
Lingxiang Li, Bill B. Francis and Iftekhar Hasan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Fordham University
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Financial Market Integration and the Value of Global Diversification: Evidence from US Acquirers in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 24/2006
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2007
Bill B. Francis, Xian Sun and Iftekhar Hasan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, U.S. Department of Treasury - Office of Comptroller of the Currency and Fordham University
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Integration, Diversification, Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions

Political Connections and the Process of Going Public: Evidence from China

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 7/2009
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Jul 2009
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Xian Sun
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and U.S. Department of Treasury - Office of Comptroller of the Currency
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political connections, IPO, emerging markets

Political Connections and the Process of Going Public: Evidence from China

21st Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2008 Paper
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Aug 2008
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Xian Sun
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and U.S. Department of Treasury - Office of Comptroller of the Currency
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Gender and Earnings Conference Calls

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 29 May 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2020
Bill B. Francis, Thomas Shohfi and Daqi Xin
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Finance and Accounting and Nankai University
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Analysts, Conference Calls, Conversation, Discrimination, Executives, Gender, Glass Ceiling, Management, Sell-Side Analysts, Textual Analysis

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The Signalling Hypothesis Revisited: Evidence from Foreign IPOs

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 10/2008
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 May 2008
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, James R. Lothian and Xian Sun
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, Fordahm University and U.S. Department of Treasury - Office of Comptroller of the Currency
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IPO underpricing, seasoned equity offering, cross-listing, signalling hypothesis, financial market integration, market-feedback hypothesis

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Does Geography Matter to Bondholders?

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2007-2
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Feb 2007
Bill B. Francis, Maya Waisman and Iftekhar Hasan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business and Fordham University
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geographic location, cost of debt capital, corporate governance

Does Geography Matter to Bondholders?

21st Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2008 Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Aug 2008
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Maya Waisman
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business
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Geography, Bondholders, Risk Premium

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Abnormal Real Operations, Real Earnings Management, and Subsequent Crashes in Stock Prices

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 19/2014, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University Research Paper No. 2769812
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 26 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Lingxiang Li
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and SUNY at Old Westbury - School of Business
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CEO Compensation and Covenant Violations

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2020
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Xian Sun
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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CEO Compensation, Covenant Violation, Creditor Rights, Corporate Governance

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The Impact of Organization Capital on Firm Innovation

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 25 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2015
Bill B. Francis, Suresh Babu Mani and Qiang Wu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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Organization capital; innovation; patents; citations

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Corporate Boards and Bank Loan Contracting

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 14/2012
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 18 May 2012
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, Michael Koetter and Qiang Wu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University, Halle Institute for Economic Research and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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corporate governance, corporate boards, loan contract terms

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Relative Peer Quality and Firm Performance

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 02 Mar 2016
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Virginia Tech
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Relative Peer Quality, Firm Performance, Tournament, Optimal Contract

Relative Peer Quality and Firm Performance

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 6/2016
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 13 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, Sureshbabu Mani and Pengfei Ye
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University, Ernst & Young and Virginia Tech
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relative peer quality, firm performance, tournament, optimal contract

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Do Better Managers Get Better Loan Contracts?

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 14 Jun 2016
Bill B. Francis, Ning Ren, Ning Ren, Xian Sun and Qiang Wu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteLong Island University Post, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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Managerial ability, Bank loan contracting, Default risk, Information opacity, Agency costs of debt

What Determines Bank Stock Price Synchronicity? - Global Evidence

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 16/2012
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Jul 2012
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouthaffiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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stock price synchronicity, financial crisis, bank ownership, deposit insurance, banking freedom, bank disclosure

What Determines Bank Stock Price Synchronicity?: Global Evidence

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 16/2012, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University Research Paper No. 2852332
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Oct 2016
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouthaffiliation not provided to SSRN and National University of Singapore - Business School
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stock price synchronicity; financial crisis, bank ownership; deposit insurance; banking freedom; bank disclosure

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Inside Debt and Stock Price Performance

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 14 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2014
Bill B. Francis and Gokhan Yilmaz
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Independent
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Inside debt, defined benefit pensions, deferred compensation, managerial incentives, abnormal return

More than Connectedness — Heterogeneity of CEO Social Network and Firm Value

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 09 Aug 2012
Yiwei Fang, Bill B. Francis and Iftekhar Hasan
Illinois Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Fordham University
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social network, heterogeneity, firm value

More than Connectedness — Heterogeneity of CEO Social Network and Firm Value

Midwest Finance Association 2013 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2013
Yiwei Fang, Bill B. Francis and Iftekhar Hasan
Illinois Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Fordham University
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social network, heterogeneity, firm value

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Does Hedging Tell the Full Story? Reconciling Differences in US Aggregate and Industry-Level Exchange Rate Risk Premia

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 14/2008
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 May 2008
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Delroy M. Hunter
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and University of South Florida
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exposure, currency risk premium, cost of equity, industry competition, international asset pricing

Ex-Intrusion Corporate Cyber-Risk: Evidence from Internet Protocol Networks

Journal of Operational Risk (2021) Vol. 16, No. 3
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2021
Bill B. Francis, Wenyao Hu, Wenyao Hu and Thomas Shohfi
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Saint Mary's UniversityRensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Finance and Accounting and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Finance and Accounting
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Bank Loans, Cyber-risk, Cybersecurity, Cyberattack, Event Study, Firm Risk, Hacking, Internet, Tobin’s Q

Ex-intrusion Corporate Cyber Risk: Evidence from Internet Protocol Networks

Journal of Operational Risk, Vol. 16, No. 3
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Oct 2021
Bill B. Francis, Wenyao Hu, Wenyao Hu and Thomas Shohfi
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Saint Mary's UniversityRensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Finance and Accounting and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Finance and Accounting
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bank loans; cyber risk; cyber security; cyber attack; event study; firm risk

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The Bright Side of Asymmetric Benchmarking: Evidence from Top Management Team Pay

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 18 Mar 2009
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, Kose John and Zenu Sharma
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and St John's University
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CEO compensation,TMT Compensation,Benchmarking, Pay for luck

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The Impact of Financial Markets on Payout Policy: Evidence from Short Selling

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 19 Sep 2017
Bill B. Francis, Gilna Samuel and Qiang Wu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, California State University, San Bernardino and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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dividends, repurchases, short selling, Regulation SHO, signaling, smoothing

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Debt Specialization and Credit Default Swaps

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 18 Apr 2022
Brian J. Clark, James Donato and Bill B. Francis
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), affiliation not provided to SSRN and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management
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Credit default swaps, bank loans, debt structure, capital structure

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Cross-Border Bank M&As and Risk: Evidence from the Bond Market

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 4/2010
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Mar 2010
Sungho Choi, Bill B. Francis and Iftekhar Hasan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management & Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Fordham University
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bank risk, cross-border, M&A, yield spreads

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Evidence for the Existence of Downward Real Earnings Management

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 15 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2014
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Lingxiang Li
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management
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downward earnings management, real earnings management, share repurchase, management buyout, CEO option grant, earnings smoothing

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Does Corporate Culture Impact Audit Pricing? Evidence from Textual Analysis

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Oct 2021
Huimin (Amy) Chen, Bill B. Francis, Tahseen Hasan and Qiang Wu
University of Massachusetts Lowell - The Robert J. Manning School of Business, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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Corporate Culture, Collaboration Culture, Audit Fees, Audit Risk, Textual Analysis

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Labor Law and Innovation Revisited

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming, Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2687196
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2018
Bill B. Francis, Incheol Kim, Bin Wang and Zhengyi Zhang
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) (Formerly University of Texas-Pan American) - College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Marquette University - College of Business Administration and Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) - International School of Economics and Management
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Employment protection laws; Labor law reform; Corporate innovation; Innovation efficiency; Inventor turnover

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Are Female CFOs Different? Evidence from Gender Pay Gaps

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Jul 2020
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Zenu Sharma
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and St John's University
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Corporate Policies; Gender

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Creditor Control Rights and Firm Cash Holdings

FMA, 2013
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 21 Feb 2015
Bill B. Francis, Xian Sun and Qiang Wu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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cash holdings, agency cost of debt, creditor control

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CEO Political Preference and Corporate Tax Sheltering

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 5/2016
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 11 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, Xian Sun and Qiang Wu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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political preference, tax sheltering, CEO, Democrats, Republicans, incentives

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Do Foreign Investors Insulate Firms from Local Shocks? Evidence from the Response of Investable Firms to Monetary Policy

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2017
Bill B. Francis, Delroy M. Hunter and Patrick J. Kelly
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, University of South Florida and The University of Melbourne
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investable stocks, non-investable stocks, local shocks, monetary policy, structural VAR, price efficiency, financial liberalization

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Product Market Relationships and Cost of Bank Loans: Evidence from Strategic Alliances

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 4/2011
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Apr 2011
Yiwei Fang, Iftekhar Hasan, Bill B. Francis and Haizhi Wang
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management & Technology, Fordham University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business
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cost of bank loans, strategic alliances, product market relationships

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Pricing Banks: Risk and Return in an Opaque Industry

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2022
Brian J. Clark, Bill B. Francis and Majeed Simaan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business
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Stock Return Anomalies, Return Decomposition, Complexity, Interconnectedness

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Taxes Under Stress: Bank Stress Tests and Corporate Tax Avoidance

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 28 Jan 2022
Bill B. Francis, Raffi E. García and Jyothsna Harithsa
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
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Dodd-Frank Act, Banks, Tax Avoidance, Tax Aggressiveness, Tax Risk, Regression Discontinuity

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The Effect of Shareholder-Debtholder Conflicts on Corporate Tax Aggressiveness: Evidence from Dual Holders

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Jan 2022
Bill B. Francis, Haimeng Teng, Ying Wang and Qiang Wu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Penn State Harrisburg, State University of New York at Albany - School of Business and Hong Kong Polytechnic University-School of Accounting and Finance
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Tax aggressiveness, shareholder-debtholder conflicts, dual holders, risk shifting, managerial risk-taking incentives

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When Do Peers Matter?: A Cross-Country Perspective

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 8/2016, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University Research Paper No. 2768671
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 22 Apr 2016
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Gergana L Kostova
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and Rensselar Polytechnic Institute
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G2, G32, peers, international capital structure, financial policy, information environment, legal environment, financial market development

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Leverage and Growth: Effect of Stock Options

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 19/2011
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 04 Nov 2011
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Zenu Sharma
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and St John's University
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leverage, stock options, compensation schemes, corporate governance

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Are Firm- and Country-Specific Governance Substitutes? Evidence from Financial Contracts in Emerging Markets

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 12/2012
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 19 Apr 2012
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Liang Song
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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corporate governance, financial contracts, emerging markets

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Bank Consolidation and New Business Formation

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Mar 2007
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Haizhi Wang
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University and Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business
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Bank Consolidation, New Business Formation, Entrepreneurship

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Do Managerial Risk-Taking Incentives Influence Firms’ Exchange Rate Exposure?

Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 16/2017
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Bill B. Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, Delroy M. Hunter and Yun Zhu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management, Fordham University, University of South Florida and St. John's University - Department of Economics and Finance
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exchange rate exposure, risk, managerial compensation, risk-taking incentives

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How Does Currency Risk Impact Firms? New Evidence from Bank Loan Contracts

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Mar 2022
Mikael C. Bergbrant, Bill B. Francis and Delroy M. Hunter
St. Johns University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management and University of South Florida
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exchange rate exposure, bank loan contracting, cost of debt, expected return premium, expected default risk premium, private credit market