Areas Of Interest

 Financial Intermediation, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Corporate Finance.


Publications: Journal Articles

v  Executive Compensation and the Corporate Spin-off Decision, (with Yi Feng and Yisong Tian), forthcoming, Journal of Economics and Business. [Download from SSRN]

v  Does Financing Spur Small Business Productivity? Evidence from a Natural Experiment, (with Karthik Krishnan and Manju Puri), forthcoming, Review of Financial Studies. [Download from SSRN]

v  The Effects of Corporate Spin-offs on Productivity: A Plant Level Analysis, (with Thomas Chemmanur and Karthik Krishnan), Journal of Corporate Finance, 27, August 2014, pp. 72-98. [Download from SSRN]

v  A Theory of Mandatory Convertibles, (with Thomas Chemmanur, An Yan, and J. Jiao), Journal of Banking and Finance, 42, May 2014, pp. 352-370.

v  How Bank Regulation and Lender Location Influence Loan Pricing, (with Li Hao and Gordon Roberts), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 47(6), December 2012, pp. 1247-1278. [Download from SSRN]

v  How does Venture Capital Financing Improve Efficiency of Private Firms? A Look beneath the Surface, Review of Financial Studies, 24(12) pp. 4037-4090, December 2011, (with Thomas Chemmanur and Karthik Krishnan). [Download from SSRN]

v  Do Hedge Funds Trade on Private Information? Evidence from Syndicated Lending and Short-selling, Journal of Financial Economics, 99(3), March 2011, pp: 477-499. Lead Article (with Nadia Massoud, Anthony Saunders, and Keke Song) [Download from SSRN]

v  Fama/DFA Prize for Best Paper in Capital Markets and Asset Pricing. (Second place prize for best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2011). [Link]

v  The Going Public Decision and the Product Market, Review of Financial Studies, 23(5), May 2010, pp: 1855-1908 (with Thomas Chemmanur and Shan He). [Download from SSRN]

v  Why do Firms Denominate Bank Loans in Foreign Currencies? Evidence from Canada and U.K., Journal of Economics and Business, 62(6) November/December 2010, pp: 577-603. [Download here]

v  The Determinants of Contract Terms in Bank Revolving Credit Agreements, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol.35, No.1, March 2000 (with Steven Dennis and Ian G. Sharpe). [Download from JSTOR]


Publications: Book Chapters and Proceedings:

v   How do Venture Capitalists Create Value for Entrepreneurial Firms? A Review of the Literature, forthcoming, Companion to Venture Capital, Wiley, Chapter 13, edited by Douglas J. Cumming (with Thomas Chemmanur and Karthik Krishnan).

v   How Bank Regulation, Supervision and Lender Identity Impact Loan Pricing: A Summary, Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, May issue, pp: 96-99. (with Li Hao and Gordon Roberts).

v   Summary of: Institutional investment in syndicated loans, Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2008, May issue, pp: 394-409. (with Pei Shao).


Working Papers:

v  The Geography of Innovation and Innovator Flows: Do Unions Matter? (with Karthik Krishnan, Jean-Claude Makolo, and Vikram Nanda)

v  The Exit Choices of Entrepreneurial Firms, (with Thomas Chemmanur, Jie He, and Shan He) Working Paper, Brandeis University [Download from SSRN]

v  Hedge Funds in M&A Deals: Is there Exploitation of Private Information? (with Rui Dai, Nadia Massoud, and Anthony Saunders) Working Paper, Brandeis University. [Download from SSRN]

v  Institutional Investment in Syndicated Loans, (with Pei Shao and Elif Sisli-Ciamarra) Working Paper, Brandeis University. [Download from SSRN]

v  Capital Structure and Security Issuance under Heterogeneous Beliefs, (with Thomas Chemmanur, Jean-Sebastien Michel, and An Yan) Working paper, Brandeis University [Download from SSRN]

v  Do Financing Expectations Affect Announcement and Long-Run Stock Performance? (with Mark Kamstra and Pei Shao) Working Paper, Brandeis University and University of Northern British Columbia.

v  Why Issue Mandatory Convertibles? Some Empirical Evidence, (with Thomas Chemmanur and An Yan) Working paper, Boston College, Fordham University, and Brandeis University.


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