Amy K. Dittmar

Published / Forthcoming Papers

Looking in the Rear View Mirror: The Effect of Managers’ Professional Experience on Corporate Financial Policy (with Ran Duchin), Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming

Can Managers Time the Market? – Evidence Using Repurchase Price Data (with Laura Field), Journal of Financial Economics, 2015, Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 115 (2), 262-282.

Do Going Private Transactiosn Affect Plant Productivity and Investment?,  2014, (with Sreedhar Bharath and Jagadeesh Sivadasan), Review of Financial Studies, vol. 27(7), 1929-1976.

The Changing of the Boards: The Impact on Firm Value of Mandated Female Board Representation, 2012, (with Kenneth Ahern), Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 127(1): 137-197.

It Pays to Follow the Leader: Acquiring Targets Picked by Private Equity, (with Di Li and Amrita Nain),  2012 Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 47(5), 901-931

Why do firms use private equity to opt out of public markets, (with Sreedhar Bharath), 2009, Review of Financial Studies 23(5).

The Timing of Financing Decisions: An Examination of the Correlation in Financing Waves (with Robert Dittmar), 2008, Journal of Financial Economics 90, 59-83.

Corporate Cash Policy and How to Manage it with Stock Repurchases, 2008, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 20 (3).

Corporate Governance and the Value of Cash Holdings (with Jan Mahrt-Smith), 2007, Journal of Financial Economics 83, 599-634.

Why Do Firms Issue Equity? (with Anjan Thakor), 2007, Journal of Finance 62, 1-54.

Corporate Governance, Incentives, and Industry Consolidations (with Keith Brown and Henri Servaes), 2005 Review of Financial Studies 18, 1.

Capital Structure in Corporate Spin-offs, 2004, Journal of Business 77, 9-43.

Divestitures and Divisional Investment Policies (with Anil Shivdasani), 2003, Journal of Finance 58, 2711-2743.

International Corporate Governance and Corporate Cash Holdings (with Jan Mahrt-Smith and Henri Servaes), 2003 Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 38, 111-134.

Why do Firms Repurchase Stock?, 2000, Journal of Business 73, 331 – 355. Reprinted in Recent Developments in Corporate Finance, 2005, Edward Elgar Publishers, ed. Jay Ritter