• Essays on banking IPOs 

    Crook, Matthew D. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation explores the market reaction to analyst coverage initiations and the factors leading to coverage initiations by analysts for newly public banking stocks. I use two cases to investigate the timeliness and ...
  • Essays on security issuance 

    Olsen, Brett C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    When a firm requires funds for financing operations, managers face several alternatives. Managers may raise funds through the public markets or the private sector. They may issue equity, debt, or a mix of equity and debt. ...
  • Household financial choice: three essays 

    Finke, Michael S. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation examines household characteristics the impact financial decision making. The first essay explores the role of cognitive ability in numeracy, risk tolerance, credit decisions, wealth and retirement savings ...
  • Illiquidity spillover: the cross-market impact of firm level illiquidity 

    Maslar, David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    This study is an examination of the cross-market relations of illiquidity at the firm level. In the first part of the study I explore the cross-market pricing implications of the illiquidity of a firm's stocks and bonds. ...
  • New equity issues, share repurchases, and the predictability of aggregate stock returns: an international perspective 

    Wang, Qi (Carol), 1971- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    This dissertation investigates the predictive effects of the aggregate stock market returns by new equity issues and shares repurchase in a broader cross-section of 41 countries. I apply a comparative analysis to this study ...
  • Three essays on banking: agency, opacity, and fragility 

    Haggard, K. Stephen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Banks play a central role in the economy of the United States. As in most developed countries, banks in the United States are regulated to prevent activities on the part of bank managers that might place deposits at risk. ...
  • Three essays on financial contracting 

    Tamm, Christopher J., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    In these essays, I examine the characteristics of financial contracts around Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In the first essay, I document significant changes firms make in the type and characteristics of its debt and equity ...
  • Three essays on inside debt 

    Rajkovic, Tijana (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    This dissertation is composed of three essays examining inside debt. The first essay tests the impact of inside debt on security issuance decisions. I find that CEOs with high debt incentives are more likely to issue equity ...
  • Three essays on the corporate debt choice 

    Arena, Matteo P., 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    This dissertation examines the determinants of the corporate debt choice between different forms of debt financing and different countries. By examining the most extensive sample of U.S. debt issues to date, Essay 1 shows ...