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Responsible science: Celebrating the 50-year legacy of Ball and Brown (1968) using a registration-based framework

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  • Aman, Hiroyuki
  • Beekes, Wendy
  • Berkman, Henk
  • Bohmann, Marc
  • Bradbury, Michael
  • Chapple, Larelle
  • Chang, Millicent
  • Clout, Victoria
  • Faff, Robert
  • Han, Jianlei
  • Hillier, David
  • Hodgson, Allan
  • Howieson, Bryan
  • Jona, Jonathan
  • Linnenluecke, Martina
  • Loncan, Tiago
  • McCredie, Bronwyn
  • Michayluk, David
  • Mroczkowski, Nick
  • Pan, Zheyao (Terry)
  • Patel, Vinay
  • Podolski, Edward
  • Soderstrom, Naomi
  • Smith, Tom
  • Tanewski, George
  • Walsh, Kathleen
  • Wee, Marvin
  • Wright, Sue

Abstract

This paper represents the intersection of three spheres of influence, relevant to the global research community interested in a more reliable understanding of capital market phenomena. First, as a timely context, we celebrate the 50-year legacy of an iconic event study of accounting information and the evolution of stock prices, namely Ball and Brown (1968). Second, we add our voice to the growing call for researchers to follow principles of “responsible science”. Third, using the Ball and Brown paper as the inspiration, we report on an experiment in which several teams of researchers follow a registration-based editorial process, which illustrates one fruitful avenue for fostering responsible research into the future.

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  • Aman, Hiroyuki & Beekes, Wendy & Berkman, Henk & Bohmann, Marc & Bradbury, Michael & Chapple, Larelle & Chang, Millicent & Clout, Victoria & Faff, Robert & Han, Jianlei & Hillier, David & Hodgson, All, 2019. "Responsible science: Celebrating the 50-year legacy of Ball and Brown (1968) using a registration-based framework," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 129-150.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:pacfin:v:56:y:2019:i:c:p:129-150
    DOI: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2019.05.002
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    Keywords

    Ball and Brown (1968); Event study; Accounting information; Registration-based editorial process; Responsible research;
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    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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