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Three Essays in Empirical Finance

  • Author / Creator
    Xu,Xiaowei
  • This thesis contains three separate essays on headquarters relocations, insider trading informativeness and CEO education. We (1) study the headquarters relocation event and understand who benefits from the relocation decisions; (2) investigate the role of firm opacity in determining insider trading informativeness; and (3) document whether and when highly trained human capital help increase and sustain firm value. Among those seemingly unrelated topics, the common theme is the role of CEOs –the corporate decisions they make, the trading behaviours they have or the educations they obtain--in corporate valuations.

  • Subjects / Keywords
  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3TT4G08R
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Doctoral
  • Department
    • Faculty of Business
  • Specialization
    • Finance
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Morck, Randall (Finance and Statistical Analysis)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • West, Doug (Economics)
    • McLean, David (Finance and Statistical Analysis)
    • Mehrotra, Vikas (Finance and Statistical Analysis)
    • Shaver, Myles (Strategic Management)
    • Scholnick, Barry (Marketing, Business Economics and Law)