Working Paper

25 January 2021

The Role of Corporate Culture in Bad Times: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic

After fitting a topic model to 40,927 COVID-19-related paragraphs in 3,581 earnings calls over the period January 22 to April 30, 2020, we obtain firm-level measures of exposure and response related to COVID-19 for 2,894 U.S. firms. We...

Kai Li | Xing Liu | Feng Mai | Tengfei Zhang
02 December 2020

Risk Mitigating versus Risk Shifting: Evidence from Banks Security Trading in Crises

We show that risk mitigating incentives dominate risk shifting incentives in fragile banks. Risk shifting could be particularly severe in banking since it is the most opaque industry and banks are one of the most leveraged corporations...

José-Luis Peydró | Andrea Polo | Enrico Sette