Working Papers

Our original research not yet submitted to a peer-reviewed journal; doctoral dissertations.

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  1. This paper analyzes a novel data set of commodity futures prices over a long sample period from 1877-2015, which allows us to shed light on several important and controversial questions.

  2. This paper analyzes the cross-section of bond spreads across developed countries over a 17-year time period and documents a novel finding that questions the standard view of liquidity.

  3. This paper seeks to show that two investing taboos — the early exercise of options and the early conversion of convertible bonds — can be rational under certain conditions.

  4. This paper sheds new light on this debate, both theoretically and empirically, on the Holy Grail in financial economics: decoding probabilities and risk preferences from asset prices.

  5. This paper presents a framework to evaluate the utility gains from the use of risk models, highlighting the interplay between transaction costs, the speed of different risk models and their practical implementation.

  6. We document an anomalous asset-growth effect that comprises a combination of market mispricing and pervasive global systematic risk.

  7. This paper examines whether accounting-based measures of volatility can contribute to efforts to predict bankruptcies and explain credit spreads.

  8. In this article, we aim to debunk many of the myths surrounding value investing.

  9. The authors undertake a comprehensive analysis of those cross-sectional determinants of corporate bond excess returns. They find strong evidence of positive risk-adjusted returns to measures of carry, defensive, momentum and value.

  10. This paper describes the joint dynamics of the markets for assets and asset management.