Inference in Long Horizon Event Studies: A Bayesian Approach with Application to Initial Public Offerings
44 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 1998
Date Written: August 1998
Statistical inference in many long-horizon event studies has been hampered by the fact that abnormal returns are neither normally distributed nor independent. This study presents a new approach to inference that overcomes these difficulties. To illustrate the use of the methodology, long-horizon returns of initial public offerings (IPOs) are examined. Inference using the new procedure is shown to be sensitive to both non-normality and cross-correlation and to dominate other popular testing methods.
JEL Classification: G12, G14
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