Darren J. Kisgen

Boston College - Carroll School of Management

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

United States

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Scholarly Papers (12)

1.

Credit Ratings and Capital Structure

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 Mar 2003
Darren J. Kisgen
Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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Capital Structure, Credit Ratings, Leverage, Tradeoff Theory, Pecking Order

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

Journal of Financial Economics (2013) 108, 822-839.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2018
Jiekun Huang and Darren J. Kisgen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Boston College - Carroll School of Management
Downloads 2,633 (10,012)
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Corporate policies, Gender, Overconfidence, Mergers and Acquisitions

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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 "QJ" Qian and Weihong Song
Boston College - Carroll School of Management, Fudan University - International School of Finance (FISF) and Independent
Downloads 1,932 (16,332)
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Fairness opinion, merger, conflict of interest, deal premium, announcement return.

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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 2022
Darren J. Kisgen and Philip E. Strahan
Boston College - Carroll School of Management and Boston College - Department of Finance
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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 J. (Julie) Wu
Miami University, Boston College - Carroll School of Management and University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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Credit ratings, default risk, short selling, price discovery, informed trading

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Evaluating Fixed Income Fund Performance with Stochastic Discount Factors

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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The Impact of Credit Ratings on Corporate Behavior: Evidence from Moody's Adjustments

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 May 2012 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2018
Darren J. Kisgen
Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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Credit Ratings, Real Effects, Leverage, Capital Structure, Debt

Evaluating Government Bond Fund Performance with Stochastic Discount Factors

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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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: 05 Nov 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

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, University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics, Cornerstone Research, Inc. 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 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2023
Darren J. Kisgen, Matthew G Osborn and Jonathan Reuter
Boston College - Carroll School of Management, Cornerstone Research, Inc. and Boston College - Department of Finance
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More than a Letter: Evidence on the Determinants and Impact of Credit Rating Report Content

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2024
Florian Kiesel and Darren J. Kisgen
Free University of Bolzano-Bozen and Boston College - Carroll School of Management
Downloads 231 (248,802)
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Credit ratings, Analysts, Informational Content, Textual analysis, Litigation Risk