Handbook of Corporate Finance

Author: B. Espen Eckbo
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080488912
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Judging by the sheer number of papers reviewed in this Handbook, the empirical analysis of firms’ financing and investment decisions—empirical corporate finance—has become a dominant field in financial economics. The growing interest in everything “corporate is fueled by a healthy combination of fundamental theoretical developments and recent widespread access to large transactional data bases. A less scientific—but nevertheless important—source of inspiration is a growing awareness of the important social implications of corporate behavior and governance. This Handbook takes stock of the main empirical findings to date across an unprecedented spectrum of corporate finance issues, ranging from econometric methodology, to raising capital and capital structure choice, and to managerial incentives and corporate investment behavior. The surveys are written by leading empirical researchers that remain active in their respective areas of interest. With few exceptions, the writing style makes the chapters accessible to industry practitioners. For doctoral students and seasoned academics, the surveys offer dense roadmaps into the empirical research landscape and provide suggestions for future work. *The Handbooks in Finance series offers a broad group of outstanding volumes in various areas of finance *Each individual volume in the series should present an accurate self-contained survey of a sub-field of finance *The series is international in scope with contributions from field leaders the world over

Handbook of Corporate Finance

Author: Glen Arnold
Publisher: Ft Press
ISBN: 9780273726562
Format: PDF
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The Financial Times Handbook of Corporate Finance is the authoritative introduction to the principles and practices of corporate finance and the financial markets. Whether you are an experienced manager or finance officer, or you’re new to financial decision making, this handbook identifies all those things that you really need to know: · An explanation of value-based management · Mergers and the problem of merger failures · Investment appraisal techniques · How to enhance shareholder value · How the finance and money markets really work · Controlling foreign exchange rate losses · How to value a company The second edition of this bestselling companion to finance has been thoroughly updated to ensure that your decisions continue to be informed by sound business principles. New sections include corporate governance, the impact of taxation on investment strategies, using excess return as a new value metric, up-to-date statistics which reflect the latest returns on shares, bonds and merger activities and a jargon-busting glossary to help you understand words, phrases and concepts. Corporate finance touches every aspect of your business, from deciding which capital expenditure projects are worth backing, through to the immediate and daily challenge of share holder value, raising finance or managing risk. The Financial Times Handbook of Corporate Finance will help you and your business back the right choices, make the right decisions and deliver improved financial performance. It covers the following areas: · Evaluating your firm’s objectives · Assessment techniques for investment · Traditional finance appraisal techniques · Investment decision-making in companies · Shareholder value · Value through strategy · The cost of capital · Mergers: failures and success · Merger processes · How to value companies · Pay outs to shareholders · Debt finance · Raising equity capital · Managing risk · Options · Futures, forwards and swaps · Exchange rate risk

Handbook of the Economics of Finance

Author: George M. Constantinides
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0444535950
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the 11 articles in this first of two parts, top scholars summarize and analyze recent scholarship in corporate finance. Covering subjects from corporate taxes to behavioral corporate finance and econometric issues, their articles reveal how specializations resonate with each other and indicate likely directions for future research. By including both established and emerging topics, Volume 2 will have the same long shelf life and high citations that characterize Volume 1 (2003). Presents coherent summaries of major finance fields, marking important advances and revisions Describes the best corporate finance research created about the 2008 financial crises Exposes readers to a wide range of subjects described and analyzed by the best scholars

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Finance

Author: Adrian R. Bell
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857936093
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This impressive Handbook presents the quantitative techniques that are commonly employed in empirical finance research together with real-world, state-of-the-art research examples. Written by international experts in their field, the unique approach describes a question or issue in finance and then demonstrates the methodologies that may be used to solve it. All of the techniques described are used to address real problems rather than being presented for their own sake, and the areas of application have been carefully selected so that a broad range of methodological approaches can be covered. The Handbook is aimed primarily at doctoral researchers and academics who are engaged in conducting original empirical research in finance. In addition, the book will be useful to researchers in the financial markets and also advanced Masters-level students who are writing dissertations.

The Handbook of the Economics of Corporate Governance

Author: Benjamin Hermalin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444635408
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Handbook of the Economics of Corporate Governance, Volume One, covers all issues important to economists. It is organized around fundamental principles, whereas multidisciplinary books on corporate governance often concentrate on specific topics. Specific topics include Relevant Theory and Methods, Organizational Economic Models as They Pertain to Governance, Managerial Career Concerns, Assessment & Monitoring, and Signal Jamming, The Institutions and Practice of Governance, The Law and Economics of Governance, Takeovers, Buyouts, and the Market for Control, Executive Compensation, Dominant Shareholders, and more. Providing excellent overviews and summaries of extant research, this book presents advanced students in graduate programs with details and perspectives that other books overlook. Concentrates on underlying principles that change little, even as the empirical literature moves on Helps readers see corporate governance systems as interrelated or even intertwined external (country-level) and internal (firm-level) forces Reviews the methodological tools of the field (theory and empirical), the most relevant models, and the field’s substantive findings, all of which help point the way forward

The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance

Author: Mike Wright
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191649368
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The behavior of managers-such as the rewards they obtain for poor performance, the role of boards of directors in monitoring managers, and the regulatory framework covering the corporate governance mechanisms that are put in place to ensure managers' accountability to shareholder and other stakeholders-has been the subject of extensive media and policy scrutiny in light of the financial crisis of the early 2000s. However, corporate governance covers a much broader set of issues, which requires detailed assessment as a central issue of concern to business and society. Critiques of traditional governance research based on agency theory have noted its "under-contextualized" nature and its inability to compare accurately and explain the diversity of corporate governance arrangements across different institutional contexts. The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance aims at closing these theoretical and empirical gaps. It considers corporate governance issues at multiple levels of analysis-the individual manager, firms, institutions, industries, and nations-and presents international evidence to reflect the wide variety of perspectives. In analyzing the effects of corporate governance on performance, a variety of indicators are considered, such as accounting profit, economic profit, productivity growth, market share, proxies for environmental and social performance, such as diversity and other aspects of corporate social responsibility, and of course, share price effects. In addition to providing a high level review and analysis of the existing literature, each chapter develops an agenda for further research on a specific aspect of corporate governance. This Handbook constitutes the definitive source of academic research on corporate governance, synthesizing studies from economics, strategy, international business, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, business ethics, accounting, finance, and law.

Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing

Author: Jennifer Arlen
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783474475
Format: PDF
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Jennifer Arlen brings together 13 original chapters by leading scholars that examine how to deter corporate misconduct through public enforcement and private interventions. Scholars from a variety of disciplines present both theoretical and empirical analyses of organizational and individual liability for corporate crime, liability for foreign corruption, securities fraud enforcement, compliance, corporate investigations, and whistleblowing. This Research Handbook also highlights promising avenues for future research.

Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets

Author: Donald B. Hausch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080559957
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Its basic empirical research and investigation of pure theories of investment in the sports and lottery markets make this volume a winner. These markets are simpler to study than traditional financial markets, and their expected values and outcomes are uncomplicated. By means of new overviews of scholarship on the industry side of racetrack and other betting markets to betting exchanges and market efficiencies, contributors consider a variety of sports in countries around the world. The result is not only superior information about market forecasting, but macro- and micro-analyses that are relevant to other markets. * Easily studied sports markets reveal features relevant for more complex traditional financial markets * Significant coverage of sports from racing to jai alai * New studies of betting exchanges and Internet wagering markets

Handbook of Behavioral Economics Foundations and Applications 1

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444633898
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Handbook of Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Applications presents the concepts and tools of behavioral economics. Its authors are all economists who share a belief that the objective of behavioral economics is to enrich, rather than to destroy or replace, standard economics. They provide authoritative perspectives on the value to economic inquiry of insights gained from psychology. Specific chapters in this first volume cover reference-dependent preferences, asset markets, household finance, corporate finance, public economics, industrial organization, and structural behavioural economics. This Handbook provides authoritative summaries by experts in respective subfields regarding where behavioral economics has been; what it has so far accomplished; and its promise for the future. This taking-stock is just what Behavioral Economics needs at this stage of its so-far successful career. Helps academic and non-academic economists understand recent, rapid changes in theoretical and empirical advances within behavioral economics Designed for economists already convinced of the benefits of behavioral economics and mainstream economists who feel threatened by new developments in behavioral economics Written for those who wish to become quickly acquainted with behavioral economics

Handbook of the Equity Risk Premium

Author: Rajnish Mehra
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080555850
Format: PDF, ePub
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Edited by Rajnish Mehra, this volume focuses on the equity risk premium puzzle, a term coined by Mehra and Prescott in 1985 which encompasses a number of empirical regularities in the prices of capital assets that are at odds with the predictions of standard economic theory.