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Does The Stock Market Punish Corporate Malfeasance? A Case Study of Citigroup

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  • Bruce Mizrach

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    (Rutgers University)

  • Susan Zhang Weerts

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    (Rutgers University)

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This paper examines how well the market anticipates regulatory sanction. We look at key dates of SEC, NASD, FTC, Congressional and foreign investigations and their subsequent resolution. Our event study confirms that the settlements provide little new information to the market. In six major case groupings, we find highly accurate predictions from market capitalization changes of settlements and associated private litigation.

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Paper provided by Rutgers University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 200601.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 09 Jan 2006
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Publication status: Published in Corporate Ownership and Control 4:3, 2006, 154-8.
Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:200601

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  1. Karpoff, Jonathan M & Lott, John R, Jr, 1999. "On the Determinants and Importance of Punitive Damage Awards," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 42(1), pages 527-73, April.
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