Demographic, jurisdictional, and spatial effects on social distancing in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic
(with Rajesh Narayanan, R. Kelley Pace, and Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara)
PLOS One, 2020
The efficiency of the benchmark revisions to the current employment statistics (CES) data
(with Keith Phillips)
Economics Letters, 2012
CEO Narcissism, Human Capital, and Firm Value
with Shane Johnson and Adam Kolasinski – R&R at Review of Finance
Presentations – Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University
TLDR – Narcissistic CEOs under-value the human capital of others, leading to sub-optimal levels of employee and C-suite turnover.
The Disclosure of Cybersecurity Risk
Presentations – FMA 2018 Annual Meeting, Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University
TLDR – Cyber risk disclosures propagate from breached firms along interlocking networks, but no real risk-management changes seem to occur.
Spillovers from Creditor Control
Example code – Spillover Modeling
Presentations – Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Melbourne, University of North Texas, University of Sydney
TLDR – Post-violation outcomes for covenant violators depend on peer rates of violation; lenders appear to react differently to solo violations (possible management issue) and widespread violations (possible industry shock).
When Does Common Ownership Matter
(with Shradha Bindal)
Presentations – AFA 2020 Annual Meeting*, Louisiana State University, Midwest Finance Conference (2019)*, Texas A&M University, University of Kansas*
TLDR – The anti-competitive effects of common ownership are strongest when we would expect prices to otherwise be more competitive. Broad, multi-industry studies should not be surprised to find little effect of common ownership when samples include well-differentiated or segmented markets.
Reputation and the Labor Market for Corporate Directors
(with Shradha Bindal)
Presentations – Louisiana State University
TLDR – Large institutional owners facilitate the propagation of shareholder-friendly governance practices by increasing the likelihood of board appointments for directors with strong shareholder-friendly reputations.