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Who your manager is matters when it comes to borrowing from banks

Do banks value their relationship with corporate managers? There is ample evidence that banks can alleviate information asymmetry and agency problems by engaging in repeated lending with the same borrowing company. The question is ...

Need Funds? Ask Investors on A Sunny Day

How and why can irrelevant, short-lived factors shape investment decisions? This can happen in investment decisions in nascent, seed-stage startups, where information is scarce and uncertainty is intense. Taking sunshine on the d ...

Harbingers of Failure

Managing new products is important for many firms. One challenging problem is how to predict the success of a new product, especially in their early life cycle. Using large-scale retailer data, we find the novel prediction that th ...

Do Lawyers Exploit Legal Networks? Evidence from Corporate Bankruptcies

We exploit a setting where lawyers are selected before the assignment of a judge and find that large Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings resolve 17%--25% faster when at least one lead counsel lawyer for the debtor has a connection to th ...

Are Judges Like Umpires? Political Affiliation and Business Lawsuits

Political science studies show that judge ideology influences judicial votes in federal courts, with judges appointed by Democratic presidents being more liberal than those appointed by Republican presidents. Although legal doctri ...

Innovation in China: Blockade of Google, Made in China 2025, and more

Building on the search-based view of innovation, we develop a framework regarding how Google guides innovative search behavior. We exploit an exogenous shock, China's unexpected blockade of Google in 2014, and adopt a difference-i ...

Alternative Data: Can Technology Make Us Less Reliant on Official Data

Economists and the broader investment community rely on government data to learn about key market indicators like oil inventories, agricultural production, and export volumes. But access to new technology is changing that. Commerc ...

Harbingers of Product Failure (and Success)

Managing new products is important for many firms. One challenging problem is how to predict the success of a new product, especially in their early life cycle. Using large-scale retailer data, we find the novel prediction that th ...