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Accounting, Senior Fellows/Fellows

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May 2022

This paper is one of the first in the literature to study whether and how gender differences in performance under competition vary across countries using field evidence. Our main measure of country-level differences is the individualism dimension in Hofstede’s (1980, 2001) national cultural framew...
Keywords: gender, Competition, equity analysts, forecast error, individualism, international evidence
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Accounting

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May 2022

Using detailed information from the largest proxy advisor in the U.S., Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), we examine whether its assessments are able to identify a firm’s poor compensation practices as measured by subsequent performance. While prior research provides consistent evidence of ...
Keywords: Proxy advisors, CEO compensation, Say-on-Pay, Institutional shareholder voting
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Accounting

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May 2022

We examine governance externalities of a geographic peer’s climate-related disclosures on local emissions. We expect a firm’s local plants to emit a lower amount of greenhouse gases when its geographic peer provides climate-related disclosures and attracts local attention to environmental issues...
Keywords: Disclosure, Emissions, Governance, Peer effects, Geography, Sustainability
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Accounting

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May 2022

We take advantage of a rare setting in a decentralized finance market (the MakerDao Lending Protocol), where each trader’s activities are freely and publicly available in real-time and recorded permanently to the blockchain, to examine traders’ mimicking behavior in this extremely transparent ma...
Keywords: blockchain, decentralized finance, transparency, processing costs
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Accounting, Senior Fellows/Fellows

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May 2022

This study examines the effect of firm digitalization on the demand for corporate accountants and their digital skills. Using 170,000 job posts for corporate accountants made by U.S. nontechnology firms during the 2011–2019 period, we find that firms that adopt digital technologies demand more dig...
Keywords: digitalization, accountants, digital skills, human capital, financial reporting quality
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