Charles C. Y. Wang

Harvard Business School (HBS)

Glenn and Mary Jane Creamer Associate Professor

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

United States

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Core Earnings: New Data and Evidence

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-047, October 2019, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 11 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2020
Ethan Rouen, Eric C. So and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Core Earnings, Transitory Earnings, Non-Operating Earnings, Quantitative Disclosures, Equity Valuation, Big Data

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How Much Should We Trust Staggered Difference-In-Differences Estimates?

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 736/2021, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 246
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 01 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2021
Andrew Baker, David F. Larcker and Charles C. Y. Wang
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Difference in differences, staggered difference-in-differences designs, generalized difference-in-differences, dynamic treatment effects

Learning and the Disappearing Association Between Governance and Returns

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 108, No. 2, pp. 323-348, May 2013, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 667
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 3,597 (3,730)
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Corporate governance, governance indices, GIM, G-Index, E-Index, shareholder rights, entrenchment, market efficiency, learning, earning announcements, analyst forecasts, IRRC provisions, behavioral finance, asset pricing

Learning and the Disappearing Association between Governance and Returns

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Golden Parachutes and the Wealth of Shareholders

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 25, April 2014, pp. 140-154, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 683
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2018
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 3,063 (5,044)
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Golden Parachute, Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance, Acquisitions, Takeovers, Acquisition Likelihood, Acquisition Premiums, Agency Costs, Tobin’s Q, Dodd-Frank

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Evaluating Firm-Level Expected-Return Proxies: Implications for Estimating Treatment Effects

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 15-022, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 197, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 15-57, The Review of Financial Studies (RFS), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 06 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2021
Charles M.C. Lee, Eric C. So and Charles C. Y. Wang
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 2,177 (8,738)
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Expected returns, expected return proxies, measurement errors, treatment effects

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Short-Termism and Capital Flows

Review of Corporate Finance Studies, Forthcoming., European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 342/2017, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 17-062
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 25 Nov 2018
Jesse M. Fried and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 1,895 (10,991)
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short-termism; quarterly capitalism; corporate governance; share buybacks; open market repurchases; dividends; equity issuances; seasoned equity offerings; equity compensation; acquisitions; payout policy; capital flows; capital distribution

Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 697
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 1,611 (13,947)
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Corporate governance, staggered boards, takeover defenses, antitakeover provisions, proxy fights, Tobin's Q, firm value, agency costs, Delaware, chancery court, Airgas

Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2021
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Economic Uncertainty and Earnings Management

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 16-103, 2nd Annual Financial Institutions, Regulation and Corporate Governance Conference
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2016
Luke C.D. Stein and Charles C. Y. Wang
Babson College and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 1,571 (14,755)
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Earnings management, discretionary accruals, uncertainty, implied volatility, earnings response coefficient

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Accounting Data, Market Values, and the Cross Section of Expected Returns Worldwide

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 15-092
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2016
Akash Chattopadhyay, Matthew R. Lyle and Charles C. Y. Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 1,427 (17,156)
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Expected returns, discount rates, fundamental valuation, present value, information quality, international equity markets

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Search Based Peer Firms: Aggregating Investor Perceptions through Internet Co-Searches

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 128, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 13-048
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2014
Charles M.C. Lee, Paul Ma and Charles C. Y. Wang
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of Minnesota and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 1,395 (17,740)
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peer firm, EDGAR search traffic, revealed preference, co-search, industry classification

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The Search for Peer Firms: When Do Crowds Provide Wisdom?

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 15-032, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 14-46, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 198
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2016
Charles M.C. Lee, Paul Ma and Charles C. Y. Wang
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of Minnesota and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 1,327 (19,136)
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peer firm, performance benchmarking, EDGAR co-search, analyst co-coverage, wisdom of crowds, crowd of crowds

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The Cross Section of Expected Holding Period Returns and Their Dynamics: A Present Value Approach

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 13-050, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2182628
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2014
Matthew R. Lyle and Charles C. Y. Wang
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Expected returns, discount rates, holding period returns, fundamental valuation, present value

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Governance through Shame and Aspiration: Index Creation and Corporate Behavior

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 567/2018, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 18-010
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 31 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2019
Akash Chattopadhyay, Matthew Shaffer and Charles C. Y. Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Southern California and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 1,137 (24,071)
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JPX-Nikkei 400 index; Corporate governance; Index inclusion; Reputation incentives; Status incentives; Return on equity; Capital efficiency; Social norms

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The European Commission's Sustainable Corporate Governance Report: A Critique

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper 553/2020, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 20-30, Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2021
Mark J. Roe, Holger Spamann, Jesse M. Fried and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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corporate governance, short-termism, hedge funds, shareholder activism, European Union, securities regulation, agency costs, research and development, political economy, investment, payouts, repurchases

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How Do Staggered Boards Affect Shareholder Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 110, No. 3, pp. 627-641, (2013), Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 13-068
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 25 May 2017
Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 1,075 (26,115)
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Corporate governance, Staggered board, Takeover defense, Antitakeover provision, Proxy fight, Tobin's, Firm value, Agency cost, Delaware, Chancery court, Airgas

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Expected Stock Returns Worldwide: A Log-Linear Present-Value Approach

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 18-079, The Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2021
Akash Chattopadhyay, Matthew R. Lyle and Charles C. Y. Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Expected returns; Discount rates; Fundamental valuation; Implied cost of capital; International equity markets; Present value;

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Measurement Errors of Expected-Return Proxies and the Implied Cost of Capital

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 13-098
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 05 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2015
Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Expected returns, implied cost of capital, measurement errors

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Relative Performance Benchmarks: Do Boards Follow the Informativeness Principle?

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 17-039
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2018
Paul Ma, Jee-Eun Shin and Charles C. Y. Wang
University of Minnesota, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Executive compensation; relative performance evaluation; relative TSR; common shock filtration; systematic risk; search-based peers; board of directors; corporate governance; compensation consultants

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Going by the Book: Valuation Ratios and Stock Returns

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Sep 2021
Ki-Soon Choi, Eric C. So and Charles C. Y. Wang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Valuation; Market-to-book ratio; Value investing; Excess comovement

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Short-Termism, Shareholder Payouts, and Investment in the EU

European Financial Management, Forthcoming, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper 544/2020
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2021
Jesse M. Fried and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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short-termism; EU; payout policy; investment; innovation

Can Staggered Boards Improve Value? Causal Evidence from Massachusetts

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 16-105, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 498, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 499/2017, Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2021
Robert Daines, Robert Daines, Shelley Xin Li and Charles C. Y. Wang
Stanford Graduate School of BusinessStanford Law School, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 738 (43,532)
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Staggered board; Entrenchment; Life-cycle; Tobin's Q; Investments; Innovation; Profitability; Institutional investors; Investor composition

Can Staggered Boards Improve Value? Causal Evidence from Massachusetts

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 03 Jul 2021
Robert Daines, Robert Daines, Shelley Xin Li and Charles C. Y. Wang
Stanford Graduate School of BusinessStanford Law School, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Harvard Business School (HBS)

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Staggered board, Life-cycle, Tobin’s Q, Investments, Innovation, Investor composition

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Connecting Expected Stock Returns to Accounting Valuation Multiples: A Primer

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 21-081
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Jan 2021
Akash Chattopadhyay, Matthew R. Lyle and Charles C. Y. Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Expected returns, Present value, Valuation multiples

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Government Shareholdings in Brokerage Firms and Analyst Research Quality

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 18-095
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 14 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2021
Sheng Cao, Xianjie He, Charles C. Y. Wang and Huifang Yin
Tongji University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of Accountancy, Harvard Business School (HBS) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
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Sell-side analysts; Forecast optimism; Forecast accuracy; Government ownership; Shareholders; Emerging markets; Coordinated economies

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rTSR: Properties, Determinants, and Consequences of Benchmark Choice

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 19-112
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 30 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2021
Paul Ma, Jee-Eun Shin and Charles C. Y. Wang
University of Minnesota, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 413 (91,523)
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Relative TSR; Measurement error; Systematic risk; Compensation consultants; Style effects; Benchmark salience

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Boardroom Centrality and Firm Performance

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), 55(2-3): 225-250 (April-May 2013), Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 84
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 31 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2016
David F. Larcker, Eric C. So and Charles C. Y. Wang
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 394 (96,329)
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board of director networks, analyst forecasts, market efficiency

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Staggered Boards and Shareholder Value: A Reply to Amihud and Stoyanov

Forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2017
Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 316 (123,617)
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Corporate governance, Staggered boards, Takeover defense, Antitakeover provision, Firm value, Agency costs, Delaware, Chancery court, Airgas

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Reexamining Staggered Boards and Shareholder Value

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 125, No. 3, September 2017, pp. 637-647, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 908
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2017
Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (HBS)
Downloads 286 (136,930)
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Corporate Governance, Staggered Boards, Takeover Defense, Antitakeover Provisions, Firm Value, Delaware, Airgas

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Explaining the Glass-Steagall Act’s Long Life, and Rapid Eventual Demise

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 09 Jan 2011
Charles C. Y. Wang and Yi David Wang
Harvard Business School (HBS) and University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) - School of Banking and Finance
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Glass-Steagall Act, financial regulation, commercial banking regulation

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Stock Investors' Returns are Exaggerated

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 618/2021
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2021
Jesse M. Fried, Paul Ma and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, University of Minnesota and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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All-shareholder returns; capital flows; dividend reinvestment; equity premium; market timing; total shareholder returns

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Is Accounting Useful for Forecasting GDP Growth? A Machine Learning Perspective

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 19 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2021
Srikant Datar, Apurv Jain, Charles C. Y. Wang and Siyu Zhang
Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Business School
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Accounting; Big Data; Elastic Net; GDP Growth; Machine Learning; Macro Forecasting; Short Fat Data

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Governance Transparency and Firm Value: Evidence from Korean Chaebols

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2021
Akash Chattopadhyay, Sa-Pyung Sean Shin and Charles C. Y. Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, National University of Singapore (NUS) - NUS Business Schoolaffiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Business group; Cross shareholding; Circular shareholding; Pyramidal ownership; Governance transparency; Ownership transparency; Valuation; Earnings response coefficient

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Commentary on Implied Cost of Equity Capital Estimates as Predictors of Accounting Returns and Stock Returns

The Journal of Financial Reporting (Forthcoming)
Posted: 29 Jul 2017
Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Business School (HBS)

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Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 4
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Economic Uncertainty and Earnings Management

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 16-103, 2nd Annual Financial Institutions, Regulation and Corporate Governance Conference
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Mar 2016
Luke C.D. Stein and Charles C. Y. Wang
Babson College and Harvard Business School (HBS)
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Earnings management, discretionary accruals, uncertainty, implied volatility, earnings response coefficient