• Three essays on dividend and payout policy 

    Unlu, Emre, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    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 both the probability and amount of dividend payments are significantly ...
  • Three essays on firm-specific volatility 

    Schutte, Maria Gabriela (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The central objective of my dissertation is to study the behavior of firm-specific volatility in countries around the world. Consistent with existing literature, I use firm-specific volatility to measure two important ...