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Managerial Ability, Compensation, and the Closed-End Fund Discount

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  • JONATHAN B. BERK
  • RICHARD STANTON
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    This paper shows that the existence of managerial ability, combined with the labor contract prevalent in the industry, implies that the closed-end fund discount should exhibit many of the primary features documented in the literature. We evaluate the model's ability to match the quantitative features of the data, and find that it does well, although there is some observed behavior that remains to be explained. Copyright 2007 by The American Finance Association.

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    Article provided by American Finance Association in its journal The Journal of Finance.

    Volume (Year): 62 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (04)
    Pages: 529-556

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:62:y:2007:i:2:p:529-556

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    3. Davies, Richard & Fletcher, Mary & Marshall, Andrew, 2013. "Investigating the role of illiquidity in explaining the UK closed-end country fund discount," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 121-130.
    4. Michael Bleaney & R. Todd Smith, . "Excess Volatility and Closed-End Fund Discounts," Discussion Papers 11/05, University of Nottingham, School of Economics.
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