Finance Seminar with Adrien Matray, Princeton University

On September 8, 2017 Adrien Matray will present: "Ripple Effects of Noise on Corporate Investment"

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:15

The Department of Finance is proud to announce the upcoming seminar with Adrien Matray, Princeton University.

Adrien Matray will present:

PDF iconRipple Effects of Noise on Corporate Investment

Olivier Dessaint, University of Toronto
Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris
Laurent Fr├ęsard, University of Maryland
Adrien Matray, Princeton University

We show that firms significantly reduce their investment in response to non-fundamental drops in the stock price of their product-market peers. This spillover is consistent with the hypothesis that managers have limited ability to filter out the noise in stock prices when using these as a source of information. As predicted by this hypothesis, the influence of the noise in peers' stock prices on a firm's investment is stronger when peers' prices are more informative, and weaker when managers are better informed. Our findings suggest a new channel through which local non-fundamental shocks to stock prices have real effects.

Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SPs13

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