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    ​Labeling Debt as Ordinary Increases Consumer Motivation to Repay Debt
    30-May-2018
    1430hrs - 1600hrs


    Credit card companies and financial planning applications (e.g., Mint.com) use algorithms to distinguish ordinary (common, frequent) from exceptional (uncommon, infrequent) expenditures. Some programs notify clients when exceptional spending is detected, presumably to motivate better financial decis...

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    ​Counterparty Credit Risk and Derivatives Pricing
    28-May-2018
    1030hrs - 1200hrs


    We derive a model with qualitative implications for options pricing under counterparty credit risk and provide empirical evidence using the data from the Hong Kong derivatives market during 2005-2014. We find that the log-price difference between a derivative warrant with counterparty credit risk an...

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    ​How Residential Mobility Influence Donation
    09-May-2018
    1430hrs - 1600hrs


    The present research examines the relationship between residential mobility and donations. We find that high residential mobility can increase donations, especially towards distant recipients. The results from national panel data, lab experiments, and field studies demonstrate that residential mobil...

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    ​Credit Rating Inflation and Firms’ Investments​
    08-May-2018
    1030hrs - 1200hrs


    We analyze credit ratings' effects on firms' investments in a rational debt-rollover game that features a feedback loop. The credit rating agency (CRA) has an inherent incentive to inflate the rating, providing a biased but informative signal to investors. Investors' response to the rating affects t...

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    ​Why can’t I trade? Exchange Discretion in Calling Halts Around Important Information Events
    25-Apr-2018
    1330hrs - 1500hrs


    Stock exchanges are an important information intermediary that affect how information about firms enters price. Individual stock trading halts are a key tool that exchanges use to prevent extraordinary price volatility in the presence of new information. While halts may aid in mitigating volatility,...

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