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Determinants of the State Antitakeover Statutes Opt-Out: The Role of Corporate Liquidity Needs
Using a large panel sample covering 2002–2009, we find that firms with larger cash holdings are less likely to opt out of state antitakeover statutes (ATS)

Choonsik Lee, Quinnipiac University

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Corporate control market, Antitakeover statutes, Corporate liquidity

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Unraveling the Benefits of Inter-organizational Endorsements for Startups: The Role of Government Research Grants in Venture Capital Financing
Earlier studies document the value of inter-organizational endorsements to startups, but do not adequately disentangle the value of the initial certification that comes at selection from post-selection support

Mazhar Islam, Tulane University

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Inter-organizational endorsements, Startups

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The Role of Margin and Spread in Secured Lending: Evidence from the Bilateral Repo Market
​We study bilateral repurchase agreements in a novel database with one borrower and many lenders

Jun Kyung Auh, Georgetown University

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 329, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Secured lending, Collateral, Margin, Interest rate, Repo

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Real Exchange Rates and Sectoral Productivity in the Eurozone
We investigate the link between real exchange rates and sectoral total factor productivity measures for countries in the Eurozone

Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Monday, December 14, 2015 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 329, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Balassa-Samuelson, Real exchange rates, Eurozone, Total factor productivity, Unit labor cost

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Inflation, Liquidity, and Long-run Growth
This paper revisits the long-run relationship between inflation and economic growth by exploring the impact of inflation on investment

Ge Zhou, Zhejiang University

Friday, December 4, 2015 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Liquidity demand, Credit constraint, Cash in advance, Inflation tax, Endogenous growth

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High-Volume Return Premium: Does it Exist in the Chinese Stock Market?
We examine the information content of extreme trading activity for portfolio formation to investigate whether high-volume return premium phenomenon (Gervais, Kaniel and Mingelgrin, 2001) exists in Chinese stock markets or not since stock exchanges were es

Yuanji Wen, University of Western Australia

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: High-volume return premium, Stock market

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Ethnic Diversity Deflates Price Bubbles
Markets are central to modern society, so their failures can be devastating Here, we examine a prominent failure: price bubbles Bubbles emerge when traders err collectively in pricing, causing misfit between market prices and the true values of assets

Sheen S. Levine, University of Texas at Dallas

Monday, November 30, 2015 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Diversity, Decision making, Markets, Sociology, Economics, Psychology

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The Academic Source of the Beauty Premium
Many empirical studies have demonstrated a robust labor market beauty premium Among these, a number have noted a surprisingly strong beauty premium for men

David Ong, PHBS

Friday, November 20, 2015 | 12:00pm - 13:00pm | Room 763, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Academic source, Beauty premium

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Sustainability and Social Responsibility of Financial Institutions
The intended study shall explore the incorporation of Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Banking on a global scale, depending on the development stage of the society

René Schubert, Technische Universität München (TUM)

Wednesday, November 19, 2015 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Room 763, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Sustainability, Social responsibility, Financial institutions

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Grab Users’ Attention Through Choice-based Advertising: An Eye-tracking Study
Video advertising is becoming increasingly popular in online product marketing However, its effectiveness has been found limited because viewers tend to avoid watching ads despite video being an engaging medium

Zhenhui (Jack) Jiang, National University of Singapore

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 329, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Video advertising, Eye-tracking study

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