By M. Hirschey, K. John, A.K. Makhija
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9 As with value of shares, we enter income quadratically to allow for diminishing effects.
These ﬁrms are dropped from the sample since essentially, there is an error of measurement in the executive donation variable. If the measurement error is random, coefﬁcients for the explanatory variables in the regressions explaining executive contributions should be unbiased, but estimated with less precision. By eliminating ﬁrms with no reported donations of $200 or more, we hope to mitigate the measurement problem. Eliminating observations, however, possibly introduces sample selection bias.
I. At Date of Issue or Prior Mean Min a. Underwriter discounts/commissions as % of issue 10% 10% 3% 3% b. Nonaccountable expense allowance1 c. Underwriter fee from exercise of overallotment option. 5% d. Right to cheap stock or warrants 1. Stocks (N=8) a. Price Blinder Robinson paid as a fraction of IPO price 1/216 1/500 b. Proﬁt to Blinder Robinson if exercised and sold on ﬁrst day $311,125 $179,700 2. Warrants (N=4) a. 20 b. Proﬁt to Blinder Robinson if exercised and sold ﬁrst day $319,000 $120,000 II.
Advances in Financial Economics, Volume 6 (Advances in Financial Economics) by M. Hirschey, K. John, A.K. Makhija