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Developing a Stress Test for Community Banks

https://researchfrontiers.uark.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/210/2017/01/Tim-Yeager-final-episode-2.mp3   Short Talks From The Hill” is a new podcast highlighting research and scholarly work across the University of Arkansas campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. In this episode, the second in a two-part series, Tim Yeager, professor of Finance in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, discusses a stress test he developed for community banks. Matt McGowan: Hello, and welcome to Short Talks from the Hill.  A new podcast from the University of Arkansas.  My name is Matt McGowan.  In this episode, the second in a two-part series, Tim Yeager, professor...

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Tim Yeager Discusses The Federal Reserve and the Housing and Credit Crises

https://researchfrontiers.uark.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/210/2017/01/Tim-Yeager-final-episode-1.mp3   Short Talks From The Hill” is a new podcast highlighting research and scholarly work across the University of Arkansas campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. In this episode, the first in a two-part series, Tim Yeager, professor of Finance in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, discusses the Federal Reserve, where he worked for many years, and the housing and credit crises. Matt McGowan: Hello, and welcome to Short Talks From The Hill, a new podcast from the University of Arkansas. My name is Matt McGowan. In this episode, the first...

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Connected CEOs More Likely to Broker Deals that Harm Firms

When Tomas Jandik and colleagues examined networks among nearly 400,000 U.S. corporate officers and directors, they found that chief executive officers with extensive social connections initiate mergers and acquisitions more frequently than their less-well-connected peers. But, they also found that these deals tend to destroy value for the businesses involved. “CEOs are often lauded for being influential and well connected,” Jandik said. “What we found, though, is that highly connected executives can also use their influence to become entrenched and to pursue activities regardless of the potentially negative impact on shareholders. This should be an important concern for corporate...

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Layoffs and CEO Compensation

Finance professor Craig Rennie studied 229 firms that laid off employees at least once between 1993 and 1999 and found that governing boards reward chief executive officers for the decision to cut jobs. For the year after a layoff occurred, CEOs of these firms received 22.8 percent more in total pay than CEOs of firms that did not have layoffs. “We focused on layoffs because they are common operating decisions that affect shareholder wealth and thus CEO pay,” said Rennie. Rennie, Jeffrey Brookman and Saeyoung Chang of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, examined CEO compensation to better understand...

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