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This study investigates whether and how a regulatory change in the appointment procedure of audit committees affects firms’ choice of an auditor or a voluntary audit committee. It also investigates whether voluntary audit committees improve earnings quality. We find that relatively larger...
This paper examines the association between financial consumers’ sense of purpose and the consistency of their choices when they make investment decisions. The data are based on two controlled experiments conducted in South Korea. The first main result shows that financial consumers’...
Employing a textual analysis of China’s provincial newspapers, this study examines the effect of local media coverage of environmental pollution on corporate investment. Using a sample of publicly listed firms in polluting industries, we document a significantly positive effect of media coverage...
This paper examines how analyst recommendations and investors’ herding influence stock returns and trading performance. Different types of investors display distinct herding intensity. Institutional investors herd significantly more than individuals do and investment trusts exhibit the highest...
Contrary to theoretical expectations and empirical evidence in developed markets, the Chinese stock market reacts positively (negatively) to interest rate increases (cuts) by the central bank. During the period from January 1996 to December 2016, the Shanghai Composite Index had an average...
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