David A. Matsa

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

2001 Sheridan Road

Evanston, IL 60208

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

22

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

A Female Style in Corporate Leadership? Evidence from Quotas

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 09 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2012
David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Virginia - Department of Economics
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Common Errors: How to (and Not to) Control for Unobserved Heterogeneity

Review of Financial Studies, 2014, 27(2), 617-61, AFA 2013 San Diego Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2014
Todd A. Gormley and David A. Matsa
Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Downloads 2,813 (3,750)
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unobserved heterogeneity, group fixed effects, industry-adjust, bias

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Playing It Safe? Managerial Preferences, Risk, and Agency Conflicts

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 14 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2016
Todd A. Gormley and David A. Matsa
Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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risk aversion, managerial preferences, agency conflicts, acquisitions

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CEO Compensation and Corporate Risk: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), 2013, 56(2-3), pp. 79-101., AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2014
Todd A. Gormley, David A. Matsa and Todd T. Milbourn
Washington University in St. Louis, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
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legal liability, regulatory risk, tail risk, stock options, compensation, managerial incentives

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Competition and Product Quality in the Supermarket Industry

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2010
David A. Matsa
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product quality, competition, monopoly, big-box, inventory management, stockout

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Labor Unemployment Risk and Corporate Financing Decisions

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 108, No. 2, pp. 449-470 (2013)
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 29 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 20 May 2018
Ashwini K. Agrawal and David A. Matsa
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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capital structure, financial distress, unemployment risk, compensating wage differentials

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Capital Structure as a Strategic Variable: Evidence from Collective Bargaining

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2014
David A. Matsa
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strategic investment, strategic capital structure, collective bargaining, union rent sharing, right-to-work laws, unemployment insurance work stoppage provision, buffer inventories

Chipping Away at the Glass Ceiling: Gender Spillovers in Corporate Leadership

RAND Working Paper No. WR-842
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Apr 2011
David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Virginia - Department of Economics
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Chipping Away at the Glass Ceiling: Gender Spillovers in Corporate Leadership

American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2011
David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Virginia - Department of Economics
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Unemployment Insurance as a Housing Market Stabilizer

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2017
Joanne W. Hsu, David A. Matsa and Brian Melzer
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Positive Externalities of Social Insurance: Unemployment Insurance and Consumer Credit

NBER Working Paper No. w20353
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Aug 2014
Joanne W. Hsu, David A. Matsa and Brian Melzer
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Are Restaurants Really Supersizing America?

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 01 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2010
Michael L. Anderson and David A. Matsa
U.C. Berkeley - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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economics of regulation, health production, obesity, fat tax

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Growing Out of Trouble? Corporate Responses to Liability Risk

Review of Financial Studies, 2011, 24(8), pp. 2781-2821., 2009 Western Finance Association Conference Paper
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 16 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2014
Todd A. Gormley and David A. Matsa
Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Downloads 865 (24,934)
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legal liability, acquisitions, payout policy, capital structure, managerial agency

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Running on Empty? Financial Leverage and Product Quality in the Supermarket Industry

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Forthcoming, AFA 2008 New Orleans Meetings Paper, 9th Annual Texas Finance Festival Paper
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2010
David A. Matsa
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debt, financial constraint, inventory management, stockout, leveraged buyout

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Why Do Firms Use High Discount Rates?

Number of pages: 83 Posted: 22 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
Ravi Jagannathan, David A. Matsa, Iwan Meier and Vefa Tarhan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, HEC Montreal - Department of Finance and Loyola University of Chicago - School of Business Administration
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Capital budgeting; discount rates; cost of capital

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malpractice, tort reform, damage caps, physician supply, rural medicine

Workforce Reductions at Women-Owned Businesses in the United States

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2013
David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Virginia - Department of Economics
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Workforce Reductions at Women-Owned Businesses in the United States

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2014
Posted: 18 Apr 2014
David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Virginia - Department of Economics

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gender, female business leaders, workforce reductions, labor hoarding, business values

Locked in by Leverage: Job Search during the Housing Crisis

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2017
Jennifer Brown and David A. Matsa
University of Utah - Department of Finance and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Downloads 212 (135,204)

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Job Search, Mortgage Leverage, Mobility

Locked in by Leverage: Job Search During the Housing Crisis

NBER Working Paper No. w22929
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Dec 2016
Jennifer Brown and David A. Matsa
University of Utah - Department of Finance and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Restaurants, Regulation, and the Supersizing of America

Regulation, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 12 Oct 2010
Michael L. Anderson and David A. Matsa
U.C. Berkeley - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Do Male Workers Prefer Male Leaders? An Analysis of Principals’ Effects on Teacher Retention

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2018
Aliza N. Husain, David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller
University of Virginia - The Curry School of Education, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Virginia - Department of Economics
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gender discrimination, coworker discrimination, turnover, glass ceiling, education workforce

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Boarding a Sinking Ship? An Investigation of Job Applications to Distressed Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w18208
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 10 Jul 2012
Jennifer Brown and David A. Matsa
University of Utah - Department of Finance and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Capital Structure and a Firm's Workforce

NBER Working Paper No. w25125
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Oct 2018
David A. Matsa
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Capital Structure and a Firm's Workforce

Annual Review of Financial Economics, Vol. 10, pp. 387-412, 2018
Posted: 08 Nov 2018
David A. Matsa

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Who Votes for Medicaid Expansion? Lessons from Maine's 2017 Referendum

NBER Working Paper No. w25109
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Oct 2018
David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Virginia - Department of Economics
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Do Male Workers Prefer Male Leaders? An Analysis of Principals' Effects on Teacher Retention

NBER Working Paper No. w25263
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Nov 2018
Aliza N. Husain, David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller
University of Virginia - The Curry School of Education, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Virginia - Department of Economics
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