Joshua Livnat

New York University

Professor, Accounting

44 West 4th Street, Suite 10-76

Stern School of Business

New York, NY 10012-1118

United States

Prudential Financial - Quantitative Management Associates

2 Gateway Center

6th Fl.

Newark, NJ 07102

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (46)

1.

Investor Sentiment, Post-Earnings Announcement Drift, and Accruals

AAA 2009 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2009
Joshua Livnat and Christine Petrovits
New York University and College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business
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investor sentiment, post-earnings announcement drift, accruals, anomalies

Option Prices Leading Equity Prices: Do Option Traders Have an Information Advantage?

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12-4
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2012
Wen Jin, Joshua Livnat and Yuan Zhang
Quantitative Management Associates, New York University and University of Texas at Dallas
Downloads 1,025 (27,496)
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Option Prices Leading Equity Prices: Do Option Traders Have an Information Advantage?

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Jan 2012
Wen Jin, Joshua Livnat and Yuan Zhang
Quantitative Management Associates, New York University and University of Texas at Dallas
Downloads 452 (81,117)
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Volatility Skew, Volatility Spread, Information Advantage

Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift: The Role of Revenue Surprises and Earnings Persistence

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Jul 2003
Joshua Livnat
New York University
Downloads 1,111 (24,419)
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revenue forecasts, revenue surprises, post-earnings announcement drift, persistence

Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift: The Role of Revenue Surprises and Earnings Persistence

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/27572
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Joshua Livnat
New York University
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Accounting Restatements: Are They Always Bad News for Investors?

Journal of Investing, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Nov 2005
Jeffrey L. Callen, Joshua Livnat and Dan Segal
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, New York University and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah
Downloads 1,246 (20,949)
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restatements, accounting errors, accounting principles

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Optimal Holdings of Active, Passive and Smart Beta Strategies

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2018
Quantitative Management Associates (QMA) LLC, New York University, Quantitative Management Associates, LLC and GMO
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Portfolio Management, Smart Beta, Factor Investing, Passive Index, Enhanced Index, Factor Allocation, Asset Allocation, Modern Portfolio Theory, Mean Variance, Tracking Error, Shortfall, Optimization

The Incremental Information Content of Tone Change in Management Discussion and Analysis

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration, Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, New York University and Fordham University
Downloads 653 (51,099)
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Tone, SEC filings, MD&A, Earnings surprises, Accruals

Labor Costs and Investments in Human Capital

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 May 2000
Marta Ballester, Joshua Livnat and Nishi Sinha
Universidad de Malaga, New York University and Analysis Group
Downloads 874 (34,369)

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Labor Costs and Investments in Human Capital

Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2002
Posted: 04 Mar 2008
Marta Ballester, Joshua Livnat and Nishi Sinha
Universidad de Malaga, New York University and Analysis Group

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Management's Tone Change, Post Earnings Announcement Drift and Accruals

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2009
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration, Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, New York University and Fordham University
Downloads 841 (36,756)
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Textual analysis, earnings drift, accruals, earnings surprises, management tone change, MD&A

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The High-Volume Return Premium and Post-Earnings Announcement Drift

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Apr 2008
Alina Lerman, Joshua Livnat and Richard R. Mendenhall
University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting, New York University and University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance
Downloads 815 (38,494)
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Market efficiency, Trading volume, High-volume return premium, Post-earnings announcement drift

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Post-earnings-announcement-drift, fourth quarter, persistence

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Are Extended Hours Prices Predictive of Subsequent Stock Returns?

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2016
Shai Levi, Joshua Livnat, Li Zhang and Xiao-Jun Zhang
Tel Aviv University, New York University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Accounting and University of California, Berkeley
Downloads 681 (48,993)

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Extended hours trading, earnings announcements, stock recommendation changes, SEC filings, under-reaction

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Earnings Guidance after Regulation Fd

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Aug 2003
Ronen Feldman, Ron Lazer and Joshua Livnat
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Computer Science, New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting and New York University
Downloads 599 (57,108)

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management forecast, earnings guidance, text mining, regulation FD

Earnings Guidance after Regulation Fd

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/27574
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Ronen Feldman, Ron Lazer and Joshua Livnat
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Computer Science, New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting and New York University
Downloads 58 (460,405)
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The Impact of Earnings on the Pricing of Credit Default Swaps

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Dec 2006
Jeffrey L. Callen, Joshua Livnat and Dan Segal
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, New York University and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah
Downloads 614 (55,397)
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Credit Default Swaps, credit risk, earnings

The Impact of Earnings on the Pricing of Credit Default Swaps

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Jeffrey L. Callen, Joshua Livnat and Dan Segal
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, New York University and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah

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Credit Default Swaps, Earnings, Default Risk, Cash Flows, Accruals

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The Post Earnings Announcement Drift and Option Traders

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2013
Suresh Govindaraj, Sangsang Liu and Joshua Livnat
Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Business School at Newark & New Brunswick and New York University
Downloads 543 (65,381)

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Post-Earnings Announcement Drift Anomaly, Risk Premium Hypothesis, Under-Reaction Hypothesis, Implied (Option) Volatility

15.

Are Critical Audit Matters Informative?

NYU Stern School of Business Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Sep 2020
Prudential Financial - Quantitative Management Associates, New York University, University of Warwick - Warwick Business School and Bucknell University Freeman College of Management
Downloads 520 (69,052)
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auditor reports, textual analysis, critical audit matters, abnormal returns

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Insider Trading and Analyst Forecast Revisions: Global Evidence

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Jan 2013
Wen Jin, Joshua Livnat and Yuan Zhang
Quantitative Management Associates, New York University and University of Texas at Dallas
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The New Form 8-K Disclosures

Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2010
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2017
Alina Lerman and Joshua Livnat
University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting and New York University
Downloads 416 (90,171)
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Who, if Anyone, Reacts to Accrual Information?

Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 53, No. 1-2, 2012
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2017
University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance, University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting, New York University and University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance
Downloads 413 (90,969)
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Market efficiency, Anomalies, Accruals, Earnings

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Using Option Implied Volatilities to Predict Absolute Stock Returns - Evidence from Earnings Announcements and Annual Shareholders’ Meetings

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Sep 2014
Suresh Govindaraj, Wen Jin, Joshua Livnat and Chen Zhao
Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Quantitative Management Associates (QMA) LLC, New York University and Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
Downloads 337 (114,584)
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Earnings Announcement, Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Option Implied Volatility, Absolute Stock Return

Information Interpretation or Information Discovery: Which Role of Analysts Do Investors Value More?

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2011
Joshua Livnat and Yuan Zhang
New York University and University of Texas at Dallas
Downloads 320 (120,477)
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Information Interpretation or Information Discovery: Which Role of Analysts Do Investors Value More?

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Posted: 08 Feb 2012
Joshua Livnat and Yuan Zhang
New York University and University of Texas at Dallas

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Accounting Restatements: Are They Always Bad News for Investors?

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/27575
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Jeffrey L. Callen, Joshua Livnat and Dan Segal
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, New York University and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah
Downloads 285 (136,994)
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Modified IR As a Predictor of Fund Performance

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Nov 2015
Joshua Livnat, Gavin Smith and Martin Tarlie
New York University, Prudential Financial - Quantitative Management Associates and GMO
Downloads 204 (189,863)

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Modified Information Ratio, Fund selection, Predicting Fund Performance

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Market Reaction to Quantitative and Qualitative Order Backlog Disclosures

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2018
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration, Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, New York University and Bucknell University Freeman College of Management
Downloads 186 (206,383)
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earnings surprise, future sales growth, order backlog, qualitative disclosures, stock returns

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Divided We Fall

NYU Stern School of Business Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Dec 2020
Joshua Livnat, Amir Rubin and Dan Segal
New York University, Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Beedie School of Business and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah
Downloads 153 (243,602)

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Congress, Regulation, Industry

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The Impact of Earnings on the Pricing of Credit Default Swaps

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/27576
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Jeffrey L. Callen, Joshua Livnat and Dan Segal
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, New York University and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah
Downloads 153 (243,602)
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Labor Costs and Investments in Human Capital

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/27573
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Oct 2008
Marta Ballester, Joshua Livnat and Nishi Sinha
affiliation not provided to SSRN, New York University and Analysis Group
Downloads 130 (277,071)
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Earnings Revisions in SEC Filings from Prior Preliminary Announcements

Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Jan 2011
Dana Hollie, Joshua Livnat and Benjamin Segal
The University of Toledo, New York University and Fordham University
Downloads 124 (287,119)

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market efficiency, asset pricing, earnings announcement, SEC filings, earnings revisions

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Orders Backlog in Earnings Conference Calls

NYU Stern School of Business
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Jul 2020
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, New York University and Bucknell University Freeman College of Management
Downloads 105 (322,744)

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order backlog, conference calls, qualitative disclosures, stock returns

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Benefits of Having a Female CFO

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Jul 2021
Julia Klevak, Joshua Livnat and Kate Suslava
Prudential Financial - Quantitative Management Associates, New York University and Bucknell University Freeman College of Management
Downloads 103 (326,890)

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gender, conference calls, textual analysis, euphemisms, abnormal returns

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Eternal Sunshine: Are U.S. Analysts More Optimistic than Foreign Analysts?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2014
Joshua Livnat and Li Zhang
New York University and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Accounting
Downloads 95 (344,414)

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U.S. analysts, Foreign analysts, Optimistic bias

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Reevaluation of Revaluations: A Cross-Country Examination of the Motives and Effects on Future Performance

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 34, No. 7-8, pp. 1025-1050, September/October 2007
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Oct 2007
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and New York University
Downloads 18 (663,469)
Citation 6
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A New Uncertainty Measure - CAM

NYU Stern School of Business
Posted: 10 Aug 2020
Prudential Financial - Quantitative Management Associates, New York University, University of Warwick - Warwick Business School and Bucknell University Freeman College of Management

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critical audit matters, stock returns, textual analysis

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Analysts’ Earnings Forecast, Recommendation and Target Price Revisions

Posted: 21 May 2019
Ronen Feldman, Joshua Livnat and Yuan Zhang
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration, New York University and University of Texas at Dallas

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Is There News in the Timing of Earnings Announcements?

Journal of Investing, Forthcoming
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2015
Joshua Livnat and Li Zhang
New York University and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Accounting

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Timing, Earnings announcements, Trading strategy

Large Price Changes and Subsequent Returns

Journal of Investment Management, 2013
Posted: 13 Sep 2014
Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, New York University, Temple University - Fox School of BusinessDePaul University - Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick

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Analyst price target revisions, Analyst earnings forecast revisions, Large price changes, Trading strategy

Large Price Changes and Subsequent Returns

Journal of Investment Management (JOIM), Third Quarter 2014
Posted: 16 Nov 2014
Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, New York University, Temple University - Fox School of BusinessDePaul University - Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and Independent

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Large price changes, analyst revisions, earnings forecasts, target price, abnormal returns, momentum, reversals

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Conditional Versus Unconditional Persistence of RNOA Components: Implications for Valuation

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Posted: 20 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2010
Eli Amir, Itay Kama and Joshua Livnat
Tel Aviv University, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and New York University

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Persistence, DuPont Decomposition, Market Reaction, Financial Analysis, Ratios

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Quarterly Accruals or Cash Flows in Portfolio Construction?

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 64, No. 3, 2008
Posted: 11 Sep 2008
Joshua Livnat and Germán López-Espinosa
New York University and School of Economics - University of Navarra and IESE Business School

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Portfolio Management: Equity Strategies, Equity Investments, Fundamental Analysis and Valuation Models, Industry Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial and Ratio Analysis

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First Come First Disserved

Journal of Investment Management, Vol. 6, No. 2, Second Quarter 2008
Posted: 15 May 2008
Joseph A. Cerniglia and Joshua Livnat
New York University (NYU) - Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and New York University

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Standardized unexpected earnings, drift, abnormal returns, timelines of earnings, industry information transfer

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Double Surprise into Higher Future Returns

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 63-71, July/August 2007
Posted: 26 Jul 2007
Alina Lerman, Joshua Livnat and Richard R. Mendenhall
University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting, New York University and University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance

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Equity Investments, Research Sources, Fundamental Analysis and Valuation Models, Portfolio Management: Equity Strategies

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Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift: The Role of Revenue Surprises

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 22-34, April 2006
Posted: 22 May 2006
Narasimhan Jegadeesh and Joshua Livnat
Emory University - Department of Finance and New York University

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Equity Investments, Fundamental Analysis and Valuation Models, Portfolio Management, Equity Strategies

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The Information Content of Sec Filings and Information Environment: A Variance Decomposition Analysis

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 26 Mar 2006
Jeffrey L. Callen, Joshua Livnat and Dan Segal
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, New York University and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah

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SEC Filings, Value Relevance, Variance Decomposition

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The Economic Value of the R&D Intangible Asset

European Accounting Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2003
Posted: 04 Nov 2003
Universidad de Malaga, University of Seville and New York University

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R&D, Valuation Models, Intangibles, Fundamental Analysis

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Internet Traffic and Portfolio Returns

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 57, No. 3, May/June 2001
Posted: 31 Jul 2001
Baruch Lev, Ron Lazer and Joshua Livnat
New York University - Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting and New York University

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A Free Cash Flow Investment Anomaly

As published in Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Vol 15, No 1 (New Series, Winter 2000
Posted: 17 Sep 2000
Kenneth S. Hackel, Joshua Livnat and Atul Rai
Free Cash Flow, Inc., New York University and Wichita State University

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Capital Expenditures: Value-Relevance and Fourth-Quarter Effects

JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS, Vol 1, No 3, Spring 1996
Posted: 05 Jul 1998
Jeffrey L. Callen, Joshua Livnat and Stephen G. Ryan
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, New York University and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business

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Modeling Dividends, Earnings, and Book Value Equity: An Empirical Investigation of the Ohlson Valuation Dynamics

REVIEW OF ACCOUNTING STUDIES, Vol 1, No. 3, 1997
Posted: 20 Dec 1996
Sasson Bar-Yosef, Jeffrey L. Callen and Joshua Livnat
Hebrew University, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and New York University

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