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Kenneth R. Ahern

Personal Details

First Name:Kenneth
Middle Name:R.
Last Name:Ahern
RePEc Short-ID:pah103
Terminal Degree:2007 (from RePEc Genealogy)


(66%) Department of Finance and Business Economics
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California (United States)

: 213-740-6554

RePEc:edi:fbuscus (more details at EDIRC)

(34%) National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)

: 617-868-3900

1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
RePEc:edi:nberrus (more details at EDIRC)

Research output

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Working papers

  1. Kenneth R. Ahern, 2018. "Do Proxies for Informed Trading Measure Informed Trading? Evidence from Illegal Insider Trades," NBER Working Papers 24297, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Kenneth R. Ahern, 2018. "The Importance of Psychology in Economic Activity: Evidence from Terrorist Attacks," NBER Working Papers 24331, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.


  1. Ahern, Kenneth R., 2017. "Information networks: Evidence from illegal insider trading tips," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 125(1), pages 26-47.
  2. Kenneth R. Ahern & Denis Sosyura, 2015. "Rumor Has It: Sensationalism in Financial Media," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 28(7), pages 2050-2093.
  3. Ahern, Kenneth R. & Daminelli, Daniele & Fracassi, Cesare, 2015. "Lost in translation? The effect of cultural values on mergers around the world," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 165-189.
  4. Kenneth R. Ahern & Ran Duchin & Tyler Shumway, 2014. "Peer Effects in Risk Aversion and Trust," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 27(11), pages 3213-3240.
  5. Kenneth R. Ahern & Denis Sosyura, 2014. "Who Writes the News? Corporate Press Releases during Merger Negotiations," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 69(1), pages 241-291, February.
  6. Kenneth R. Ahern, 2014. "Do Common Stocks Have Perfect Substitutes? Product Market Competition and the Elasticity of Demand for Stocks," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 96(4), pages 756-766, October.
  7. Kenneth R. Ahern & Jarrad Harford, 2014. "The Importance of Industry Links in Merger Waves," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 69(2), pages 527-576, April.
  8. Kenneth R. Ahern & Amy K. Dittmar, 2012. "The Changing of the Boards: The Impact on Firm Valuation of Mandated Female Board Representation," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 127(1), pages 137-197.
  9. Ahern, Kenneth R., 2012. "Bargaining power and industry dependence in mergers," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 103(3), pages 530-550.
  10. Ahern, Kenneth R., 2009. "Sample selection and event study estimation," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 466-482, June.


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