Darren J. Kisgen

Boston College - Carroll School of Management

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

United States

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Scholarly Papers (11)

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Credit Ratings and Capital Structure

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 Mar 2003
Darren J. Kisgen
Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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Citation 89

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Capital Structure, Credit Ratings, Leverage, Tradeoff Theory, Pecking Order

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Are Fairness Opinions Fair? The Case of Mergers and Acquisitions

AFA 2007 Chicago Meetings Paper, EFA 2006 Zurich Meetings, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 91, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2009
Darren J. Kisgen, Jun Qian and Weihong Song
Boston College - Carroll School of Management, Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University and Independent
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Citation 24

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Fairness opinion, merger, conflict of interest, deal premium, announcement return.

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Gender and Corporate Finance: Are Male Executives Overconfident Relative to Female Executives?

Journal of Financial Economics (2012) 108, 822-839.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2017
Jiekun Huang and Darren J. Kisgen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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Corporate policies, Gender, Overconfidence, Mergers and Acquisitions

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Do Firms Target Credit Ratings or Leverage Levels?

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2009
Darren J. Kisgen
Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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Leverage, Capital Structure, Debt, Credit Ratings, Tradeoff Theory

Do Regulations Based on Credit Ratings Affect a Firm's Cost of Capital?

AFA 2010 Atlanta Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2009
Darren J. Kisgen and Philip E. Strahan
Boston College - Carroll School of Management and Boston College - Department of Finance
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Credit Ratings, Cost of Capital, SEC, Debt, Regulations, Capital Structure

Do Regulations Based on Credit Ratings Affect a Firm's Cost of Capital?

NBER Working Paper No. w14890
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2010
Darren J. Kisgen and Philip E. Strahan
Boston College - Carroll School of Management and Boston College - Department of Finance
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Evaluating Fixed Income Fund Performance with Stochastic Discount Factors

EFA 2003 Annual Conference Paper No. 486
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 28 Jul 2003
Wayne E. Ferson, Darren J. Kisgen and Tyler R. Henry
University of Southern California, Boston College - Carroll School of Management and Miami University
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Equity Short Selling and Bond Rating Downgrades

Journal of Financial Intermediation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2014
Tyler R. Henry, Darren J. Kisgen and Julie Wu
Miami University, Boston College - Carroll School of Management and University of Nebraska at Lincoln
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Credit ratings, default risk, short selling, price discovery, informed trading

Evaluating Government Bond Fund Performance with Stochastic Discount Factors

14th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (FEA)
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 20 Jan 2004
Wayne E. Ferson, Tyler R. Henry and Darren J. Kisgen
University of Southern California, Miami University and Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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The Real and Financial Effects of Credit Ratings: Evidence from Moody's Adjustments

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 May 2012
Darren J. Kisgen
Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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Credit Ratings, Real Effects, Leverage, Capital Structure, Debt, Triggers

Analyst Promotions within Credit Rating Agencies: Accuracy or Bias?

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2017
Boston College - Carroll School of Management, Boston College, Cornerstone Research and Boston College - Department of Finance
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Credit Ratings, Credit Analysts, NRSRO, Analyst Bias, Analyst Accuracy, Career Concerns, Internal Labor Markets

Analyst Promotions within Credit Rating Agencies: Accuracy or Bias?

NBER Working Paper No. w22477
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Aug 2016
Darren J. Kisgen, Matthew G Osborn and Jonathan Reuter
Boston College - Carroll School of Management, Cornerstone Research and Boston College - Department of Finance
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Did Government Regulations Lead to Inflated Credit Ratings?

Management Science 64(3), 1034-1054, 2018
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 23 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2018
Patrick Behr, Darren J. Kisgen and Jérôme Taillard
Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) - Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), Boston College - Carroll School of Management and Babson College
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Credit ratings, SEC, Default risk, NRSROs, Capital markets regulation, Regulatory licensing