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2018/6月 21

贸易经济系学术报告系列讲座第六十七讲

贸易经济系学术报告系列讲座第六十七讲
开始时间:2018-06-21 14:00
活动地点:明德商学楼1007室
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主   题: Distributional Effect of Corporate Diversification

主讲人:肖志杰(Boston College)

语   言:中英文

内容简介:

Corporate diversification is one of the most debated topics in finance over the past two decades. While it is widely believed that there exists a discount in the stock market valuation of conglomerate firms, the extant research based on least squares methods points to different directions. We argue that the existing empirical analyses ignore some important data features, especially cross sectional heterogeneity, predicted by both theories and casual observations on corporate diversification, and thus cannot provide a complete picture of the diversification discount. Using a quantile regression analysis on U.S. public firms, we investigate the importance of heterogeneity of diversification as well as other firm characteristics. Estimated quantile treatment effects exhibit substantial heterogeneity as predicted. Thus mean impacts miss a great deal. We also tie back differences in the effect of diversification in high-valued and low-valued firms to observable agency characteristics; the most interesting finding is that CEOs seem to play vastly different roles in high-valued and low-valued firms. We conclude that the effect of diversification is likely more varied and more extensive than has been recognized.

主讲人简介:

Zhijie Xiao is a professor in economics at Boston College. He received his B.A (1988) and M.A. (1991) in economics and mathematics from Renmin University. He went on to complete his  M.Ph. (1996) and Ph.D. (1997) in economics from Yale University.  Zhijie Xiao became a faculty member in the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 1997.  In 2004, he joined Boston College as a professor of economics.

 Zhijie Xiao is a Fellow of Journal of Econometrics. He has been associate editor of JASA, Econometrics Journal, and is currently associate editor of Econometric Theory and co-editor of China Journal of Economic Research.