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Focus on Research

As discussed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in its 2020 Guiding Principles and Standards for Business Education, the “defining feature of quality business schools is that they are making a significant difference through educational activities, thought leadership, and engagement with external stakeholders. Quality schools create and disseminate intellectual contributions that have an impact on the theory, practice, and/or teaching of business, and have a positive impact on society.”

The Financial Times (FT) has designated a group of 50 journals which it uses to assign a FT Research Rank. The following are the list of publications by faculty recently published or forthcoming in a Journal on the FT-50 list.

Feng, Felix Zhiyu and Westerfield, Mark (forthcoming) “Dynamic Resource Allocation with Hidden Volatility,” Journal of Financial Economics

Feng, Felix Zhiyu, Lu, J. and Wang, J. (forthcoming), Dynamic Compensation Under Uncertainty Shocks and Limited Commitment,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Hrdlicka, Christopher (forthcoming) “Trading Volume and Time Varying Betas,” Review of Finance

Burt, A. and Hrdlicka, Christopher (forthcoming), “Where Does the Predictability from Sorting on Returns of Economically Linked Firms Come From?” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Blouin, J., Fich, E., Rice, Edward, Tran, A. (forthcoming) “Corporate Tax Cuts, Merger Activity, and Shareholder Wealth,” Journal of Accounting and Economics

Song, Yang (forthcoming) “The Mismatch Between Mutual Fund Scale and Skill,” Journal of Finance

Young, Lance (forthcoming) “A Comparison of Some Structural Models of Private Information Arrival,” Journal of Financial Economics

Feng, Felix Zhiyu (2020) “Dynamic Compensation Under Uncertainty Shocks and Limited Commitment,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis Online: https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022109020000642

Ahmad, M.F., de Bodt, E., and Harford, Jarrad (2020) “International Trade and the Propagation of Merger Waves,” Review of Financial Studies Online: https://doi.org/10.1093/frs/hhaa104

Bonaime, A., Harford, Jarrad, and Moore, D. (2020) “Payout Policy Tradeoffs and the Rise of 10b5-1 Preset Repurchase Plans,” Management Science 66 (6) pp 3085-3110

Burt, A., Hrdlicka, Christopher, and Harford, Jarrad (2020) “How Much Do Directors Influence Firm Value?” Review of Financial Studies 33(4) pp 1818-1847

Dupont, Q., and Karpoff, Jonathan (2020) “The Trust Triangle: Laws, Reputation, and Culture in Empirical Finance Research,” Journal of Business Ethics 163(2) pp 217-238

Pan, Y., Siegel, Stephan, and Wang, T. (2020) “The Cultural Origin of CEOs’ Attitudes toward Uncertainty: Evidence from Corporate Acquisitions,” Review of Financial Studies 33(7) pp 2977-3030

Harford, Jarrad, Jiang, F., Wang, R. and Xie, F., (2019) “Analyst Career Concerns, Effort Allocation, and Firms’ Information Environment,” Review of Financial Studies 32(6) pp 2179-2224

Harford, Jarrad, Stanfield, J., and Zhang, F. (2019) “Do Insiders Time Management Buyouts and Freezeouts to Buy Undervalued Targets,” Journal of Financial Economics 131(1) pp 206-231

Harford, Jarrad, Martos-Vila, M., and Rhodes-Kropf, M. (2019) “Financial vs. Strategic Buyouts,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 54 (6) pp 2635-2661

Chen, Z., Harford, Jarrad, and Kamara, Avraham (2019) “Operating Leverage, Profitability, and Capital Structure,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 54(1) pp 369-392

Harford, Jarrad, Schonlau, R., and Stanfield, J. (2019) “Trade Relationships, Indirect Economic Links, and Mergers,” Management Science 65(7) pp 3085-3110

Kremens, Lukas, and Martin, I. (2019) “The Quanto Theory of Exchange Rates,” American Economic Review 109(3) pp 810-843

Andersen, L., Duffie, D., and Song, Yang (2019) “Funding Value Adjustments,” Journal of Finance 74(1) pp. 145-192