• Three essays on dividend and payout policy 

    Unlu, Emre, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation contains 3 essays on dividend/payout policy. In the first essay, using a sample of 76,129 firm-years from 32 countries, I show that ...
  • Three essays on firm-specific volatility 

    Schutte, Maria Gabriela (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The central objective of my dissertation is to study the behavior of firm-specific volatility in countries around the world. Consistent with existing ...
  • Three essays on stock market liquidity and earnings seasons 

    Nikiforov, Andrei I., 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In these essays, I identify the effects of earnings seasons (i.e., the clustering of earnings releases), on stock market liquidity and asset pricing. In the first essay, I document strong seasonal regularities associated ...