Working Paper

25 November 2020

Responsible Institutional Investing Around the World

We explore a novel survey on responsible investing by institutional investors around the world and match it to archival data on their equity portfolio holdings. We document that institutions that publicly commit to responsible...

Rajna Gibson Brandon | Simon Glossner | Philipp Krueger | Pedro Matos | Tom Steffen
01 September 2016

Are CEOs Born Leaders? Lessons from Traits of a Million Individuals

What makes a CEO? Our study combines a near-exhaustive sample of CEOs of Swedish companies with data on their cognitive and non-cognitive ability and height at age 18. On average, CEOs, particularly large-company CEOs, have much higher...

Renee Adams | Matti Keloharju | Samuli Knüpfer
01 January 2015

Decision-Making during the Crisis: Why did the Treasury let Commercial Banks fail?

Limited attention has been paid to the comparative fate of banks benefiting from TARP Capital Purchase Program (CPP) funding and less fortunate banks subject to FDIC resolution. We address this omission by investigating two...

Ettore Croci | Gérard Hertig | Eric Nowak