• 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...