Journal of Corporate Finance Accepts Ji-Chai Lin’s Paper for Publication

10/10/2012 09:48 AM

BATON ROUGE – Ji-Chai Lin, Lloyd F. Collette Endowed Chair in Financial Services professor and Ph.D. advisor for the LSU Department of Finance, coauthored an article accepted for publication by the Journal of Corporate Finance. The article, “SEO Timing and Liquidity Risk,” was coauthored with YiLin Wu from National Taiwan University and focuses on the time-varying risks surrounding seasoned equity offerings and post-issue underperformance.


According to the paper’s abstract, Lin and Wu attribute the underperformance largely to improvements in both market and liquidity risk, along with an additional decrease in SEO firms’ liquidity risk just prior to SEO filing.


Lin joined LSU’s faculty in 1988, the same year he earned his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Iowa. His research interests include investments, market microstructure, and investor behavior.


According to its website, the Journal of Corporate Finance “aims to publish high quality, original manuscripts that analyze issues related to corporate finance.” All submissions must first be approved by an editor and a reviewer in a two-stage process.


The Department of Finance is a Chartered Financial Analyst, or CFA, Program Partner and a Certified Financial Planner, or CFP, Board-Registered Program that offers high quality curricula to undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning and business law. The department boasts internationally-renowned research faculty in several areas, including derivatives, asset management, banking and spatial econometrics. The department’s Securities Markets Analysis Research & Trading Lab boasts the Bloomberg Professional service, the platform used by more than 300,000 leading business and financial professionals worldwide to make informed business decisions, and an extensive library of financial data bases including the Wharton WRDS System. Additionally, the department encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate by housing the nationally renowned Real Estate Research Institute.


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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012