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Dr Xin (Simba) Chang

Xin (Simba) Chang

Title of research: Employees as Creditors: the Disciplinary Role of Pension Deficits in the Market for Corporate Control

We aim to examine the disciplinary role of corporate pension deficits in the market for corporate control. We conjecture that companies with larger pension deficits are less likely to engage in diversifying mergers, experience higher merger announcement returns, pay lower premiums to targets, and use a higher percentage of cash in their payment. These results should be more evident for acquirers with pension plans that are dominated by actively working employees or collectively bargained by employees. Our findings would indicate that corporate pension deficits provide employees with strong incentives to monitor managerial performance and influence managers to make value-enhancing investment decisions.

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CERF Fellow Dr. Bang Dang Nguyen - paper will be presented at the AFA Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego

Sep 26, 2019

Political Connections and Firm Value: Evidence from Close Gubernatorial Elections, joint with Q.A. Do (SciencesPo Paris) and Yen-Teik Lee (Curtin University), is accepted and will be presented at the AFA Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego.

CERF Scholar Shiqi Chen presented her paper at Leeds University Business School

Jun 28, 2019

Shiqi Chen presented her paper entitled “Financial Policies and Internal Governance with Heterogeneous Risk Preferences” (joint with Bart Lambrecht) in the Accounting and Finance seminar at Leeds University Business School, the Finance seminar at Essex Business School, CERF Lunch Seminar at Cambridge Judge Business School, and at the 2019 Annual Real Options Conference in London.

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