• Essays on closed end funds: disclosure, discounts and performance 

    McCormick, Gary Paul, 1953- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Closed end funds provide a unique asset class for academic research due to that fact that they typically trade at a price different from the Net Asset Value (NAV). This is known as the discount. The first essay examines ...
  • 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 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 ...